Stephen Colbert: ‘If You’re Ever Having Dinner at Harvey Weinstein’s House, Avoid the Fresh Basil’
On Monday night, Stephen Colbert addressed the ongoing Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
“If you’re not familiar, Harvey Weinstein is responsible for The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love, and other movies your mom liked in the ’90s,” Colbert quipped.
The Late Show host mentioned how Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. and some details about his alleged behavior including how he masturbated into a potted plant in front of a local reporter.
“Pro tip: If you’re ever having dinner at Harvey Weinstein’s house, avoid the fresh basil,” Colbert reacted. “And after the salad’s been served, when he comes around the table, that’s not a pepper grinder he’s holding. Get out of there.”
Colbert called his “monstrous” behavior “indefensible” and mocked Weinstein for defending it in his apology, which he blamed the culture of the ’60s and ’70s and his lawyers called him an “old dinosaur learning new ways.”
“Okay, A. That’s no excuse.” Colbert continued. “B. Dinosaurs did not touch themselves in front of the employees. The T-Rex’s arms were way too short.”
He then brought up the one-year anniversary of the Access Hollywood tape being leaked and how just this past weekend President Trump dismissed it as “locker room talk.”
“Mr. President, saying ‘locker room’ does not excuse it,” Colbert responded. “That’s like Harvey Weinstein saying ‘Masturbating into potted plants? That’s green house talk.'”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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