- Stephen Colbert on Monday discussed the new sexual misconduct allegations against his now-former boss, Les Moonves, who resigned as CBS’ CEO on Sunday.
- Moonves stepped down Sunday after a second New Yorker report published by Ronan Farrow saw six more women accuse the CBS executive of sexual harassment or assault.
- Colbert previously addressed Farrow’s first New Yorker report on Moonves in July, when six other women accused Moonves of sexual misconduct.
Stephen Colbert on Monday brought his audience’s attention to the new series of sexual misconduct allegations against his now-former boss, Les Moonves, who resigned as the head of CBS on Sunday.
Moonves stepped down on Sunday after a second New Yorker report published by Ronan Farrow saw six more women accuse the CBS boss of sexual harassment or assault.
Colbert had previously addressed Farrow’s first New Yorker report on Moonves in July, when six other women accused the CBS CEO of sexual misconduct. “That’s not good,” Colbert said at the time. “Ronan isn’t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”
On Monday, the “Late Show” host discussed Moonves’ subsequent allegations and resignation in his monologue.
“Folks, if you watch the news, you may have heard the head of this network, Leslie Moonves, was forced to step down yesterday,” Colbert said. “This came after a second Ronan Farrow exposé featured more women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault. It’s never a good sign when you’re the subject of a Ronan Farrow double-dip. You don’t want it.”
“In total, Moonves is accused of harassing or assaulting thirteen women. And that’s not even counting the thousands of innocent Americans who have walked past this actual poster for ‘Bull,'” Colbert continued, cutting to a poster of the CBS legal drama “Bull,” which read: “He’ll get you off.”
Colbert concluded the topic by comparing Moonves’ fall to that of comedian Louis C.K., who last year was accused of sexual misconduct by five women.
“Anyway, the article is extremely disturbing, and I’m not surprised that that’s it. Les Moonves is gone. For at least nine months, until he does a set at the Comedy Cellar,” Colbert joked, referencing C.K.’s criticised return to stand-up last month.
Watch the monologue below:
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