"We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money -- and then we offered her even more money," Moonves said from the stage at CBS' Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
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"We really didn't want to lose her, we love her. We think she's terrific. We obviously were in discussions… and ultimately she decided she didn't want to do the show. It was her decision. We don't like losing anybody. We did everything humanly possible [and] exhausted every possibility."
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In July after announcing her departure, Cote de Pablo told Et, "I've had 8 great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I have huge