Late Show host Stephen Colbert has bashed his former boss Les Moonves, just weeks after calling the ousted CEO of CBS Corporation ‘my guy’.
Colbert lashed out at Moonves at the beginning of his monologue on Monday night’s show, the first to air since Moonves stepped down on Sunday amid sexual misconduct allegations.
‘As you may have heard, the head of this network, Leslie Moonves, was forced to step down yesterday,’ the comic said.
‘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.’
The second Farrow report for the New Yorker, published hours before 68-year-old Moonves stepped down, brought to 13 the number of woman who accused him of sexual harassment or sexual assault. Moonves has denied the allegations.
During his monologue, Colbert recounted some of the allegations, including one from a female executive who said that during a meeting in his office, Moonves said that he was going to get a glass of wine, but returned without pants on and ‘aroused’.
‘Wow, that is an impressive way to open a bottle of wine,’ said Colbert.
‘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 continued, referring to comedian Louis CK’s recent return to the stage of the Manhattan club following his own scandal.
SOURCE: Daily Mail