Colbert Rips Former Boss Les Moonves on The Late Show: ‘Extremely Disturbing and I’m Not Surprised’
Today news broke that CEO of CBS Les Moonves is out over the latest sexual misconduct allegations, and on the network’s The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert went after him first thing in his opening monologue.
First, the show opened with a fake announcement that Undercover Boss with Les Moonves would not be airing, and then Colbert went in.
“As you may have heard, the head of this network, Leslie Moonves, was forced to step down yesterday,” he began. “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.”
Colbert read aloud one of the allegations, went for the joke (watch the clip above), and then pointed out that Mooves has been accused of harassing or assaulting 13 women.
“The article is extremley disturbing, and I’m not surprised that that’s it,” said Colbert. “Les Mooves is gone.”
“For at least nine months until he does a set at the Comedy Cellar,” he added, a shot at Louis C.K.‘s recent appearance less than a year after his own scandal.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CBS.
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