Stephen Colbert wasted no time in addressing the information of Les Moonves’ compelled resignation, which got here after extra sexual misconduct allegations have been leveled towards the previous CBS chief on Sunday.
CBS’ “Late Present” opened with a mock announcement that stated “tonight’s episode of ‘Undercover Boss’ starring Leslie Moonves won’t be proven” as a result of it was “unintentionally sealed in a chrome steel container, which was inadvertently shot into the guts of the Solar.”
“The Late Present” host then kicked off his monologue by roasting his former boss.
“As you will have heard, the pinnacle of this community, Leslie Moonves, was compelled to step down yesterday. This got here after a second Ronan Farrow expose featured extra girls accusing him of sexual harassment and assault,” Colbert stated. “It is by no means a superb signal whenever you’re a topic of a Ronan Farrow double dip.”
CNN was granted unique entry to the taping of “The Late Present,” which is ready to air in late night time on Monday.
Colbert stated the allegations towards Moonves are “extraordinarily disturbing.”
“Les Moonves is gone… for at the very least 9 months till he does a set on the Comedy Cellar,” Colbert stated, referencing Louis C.Ok.’s controversial look on the well-known New York Metropolis comedy membership final month after his personal sexual misconduct scandal.
Farrow’s first report in regards to the allegations of sexual misconduct towards the CBS chief was revealed in July. Moonves responded in a press release on the time, saying that “all through my time at CBS, we’ve promoted a tradition of respect and alternative for all staff” however that he acknowledges that “there have been instances many years in the past after I could have made some girls uncomfortable by making advances.”
A second report was revealed on Sunday that included extra allegations. Moonves responded with one other assertion saying that the “unfaithful allegations” within the new report “will not be per who I’m.” Later within the day, CBS introduced that the longtime govt was stepping down.
Associated: Colbert on Moonves: ‘Accountability is meaningless, until it is for everyone’
Colbert was in a equally awkward scenario again in July when he addressed the primary crop of allegations towards his now former boss.
“Accountability is meaningless, until it is for everyone… whether or not it is the chief of a community or the chief of the free world,” Colbert stated in his monologue on the time.
Colbert spent the remainder of Monday’s taping interviewing reporter Bob Woodward, who’s selling his new e-book, “Concern: Trump within the White Home.”
“Concern” would not hit bookstores till Tuesday, but it surely’s already drawn the ire of President Trump, who took to Twitter to assault Woodward’s work, calling it a piece of “fiction.”
Colbert requested the famed reporter what it is wish to have the president say that he’s mendacity.
“I am not,” Woodward stated. “[Trump] has his First Modification rights and he can say something, however the nice editor on the Washington Submit, Ben Bradlee, throughout Watergate used to at all times say when there was a contest forwards and backwards that ‘the reality emerges’ and the reality will emerge on this too.”
Woodward defined to Colbert how he used interviews, diaries and notes to collect data for the e-book.
“I preserve no data of something I’ve ever executed,” Colbert joked.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed September 10, 2018: 9:06 PM ET