Stephen Colbert had lots to say when it got here to the allegations of sexual misconduct towards his boss, CBS CEO Les Moonves.
Colbert kicked off CBS’ “Late Present” on Monday night time joking that he heard over the weekend that there was an article about Moonves within the New Yorker, however acted as if he did not know who wrote it. As soon as he came upon that it was Ronan Farrow, Colbert spat out a sip of a drink he took from a espresso cup.
“That is not good,” Colbert stated. “Ronan is not precisely identified for his puff items about ‘glamping.'”
Later within the present, Colbert spoke extra about Moonves and the #MeToo motion from his desk.
“It is unusual to need to say this, highly effective males making the most of comparatively powerless staff is incorrect,” the host stated. “We all know it is incorrect now and we knew it was incorrect then. And the way do we all know we knew it was incorrect then? As a result of we all know these males tried to maintain the tales from popping out again then.”
Colbert then stated that as a “middle-aged man with some energy within the leisure trade” he is probably not the best particular person to deal with “this sort of systemic abuse,” however that he does “consider in accountability.”
“All people believes in accountability till it is their man, and make no mistake, Les Moonves is my man,” Colbert stated.
The host then identified how Moonves employed him and has stood by the present.
“However accountability is meaningless, until it is for everyone,” Colbert added. “Whether or not it is the chief of a community or the chief of the free world.”
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Six ladies instructed The New Yorker that Moonves sexually harassed them. In a press release to The New Yorker that was additionally obtained by CNN, Moonves stated he has “promoted a tradition of respect and alternative for all staff” all through his tenure at CBS.
“I acknowledge that there have been occasions many years in the past after I might have made some ladies uncomfortable by making advances,” Moonves stated. “These had been errors, and I remorse them immensely. However I all the time understood and revered — and abided by the precept — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I’ve by no means misused my place to hurt or hinder anybody’s profession.”
Media observers performed shut consideration to how CBS reacted to the information all day on Monday.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed July 31, 2018: 1:43 AM ET