- Stephen Colbert discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct against Les Moonves, the CEO and chairman of CBS, in his monologue on Monday.
- Six women accused Moonves, Colbert’s boss, of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker report published Friday.
- The “Late Show” host did a comic spit-take upon learning that Ronan Farrow, who previously wrote a bombshell report on allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, also wrote the Moonves report.
- “That’s not good,” Colbert said. “Ronan isn’t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”
Stephen Colbert addressed the recent allegations of sexual misconduct against his boss, Les Moonves, the CEO and chairman of CBS, in his “Late Show” monologue on Monday.
Six women accused Moonves of sexual misconduct in a New Yorker report by Ronan Farrow published Friday.
Colbert opened his monologue by joking that he had been in South Carolina without internet (“They don’t have it there yet,” he said) when he “heard that there was an article about CBS Chairman — and man I hope isn’t watching tonight’s monologue — Les Moonves.”
The “Late Show” host then did a spit-take upon learning that Farrow, who previously wrote a bombshell New Yorker report on allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein, also wrote the Moonves report.
“That’s not good,” Colbert said. “Ronan isn’t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”
Colbert threw to a news clip detailing the allegations against Moonves. The New Yorker reported that four women described “a practiced routine” of forcible kissing and touching.
“Well, you know the old saying: ‘How do you get in a Ronan Farrow article? Practice, practice, practice,'” Colbert said.
The host then addressed CBS’s announcement on Monday that the company would not suspend Moonves amid an outside investigation into the allegations against him.
“I don’t know why they’re outsourcing this,” Colbert said of the investigation. “They could just use the cast of the new CBS procedural ‘CSI: CEO.'”
Watch the clip below: