Samantha Bee blasts CBS for not firing CEO Les Moonves over sexual misconduct allegations

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  • TBS’ “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee on Wednesday blasted CBS for not firing its CEO and chairman Les Moonves over the recent sexual misconduct allegations against.
  • In a report published by the New Yorker last week, six women accused Moonves of misconduct that allegedly included forcible touching and kissing.
  • CBS announced on Monday that it would not suspend Moonves while it conducted an outside investigation into the allegations against him.

TBS’ “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee on Wednesday criticised CBS for not firing its CEO and chairman Les Moonves over the recent sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

“Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee started the segment.

The host then threw to news clips detailing the allegations six women made against Moonves in a New Yorker report written by Ronan Farrow last week. The allegations included forcible touching and kissing, with four of the women referred to Moonves’ alleged behaviour as a “practiced routine.”

“Yes, who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and ‘Hawaii Five-O: Miami?'” Bee joked. “Les Moonves may be a brilliant TV creator, but no cop procedural, no matter how well-crafted and original, is worth ending a woman’s career to shut her up.”

The CBS board announced on Monday that it would not suspend Moonves while it conducted an investigation with outside counsel into the allegations against him. On Wednesday, CBS announced that it had hired two prominent law firms to investigate the allegations.

“In the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create: ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed,'” Bee concluded the segment, putting on a pair of Aviator sunglasses.

Watch the clip below, starting at the 5:34 mark:

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