Stephen Colbert wasted no time Monday getting to Leslie Moonves’ ouster as CBS Corp. CEO.
Before the outlet title sequence for Colbert’s “The Late Show” started Monday night, a photo seemed selling CBS reality show “Undercover Boss.” Colbert announced in voiceover, “Tonight’s episode of ‘Undercover Boss’ proposing Leslie Moonves will no longer be seen. It became by chance sealed in a stainless steel container and fired into the heart of the sun. We remorse the error.”
Colbert then took the stage and kicked off his monologue with extra approximately Moonves, who exited his chief executive role Sunday following the publication of a 2nd article by means of journalist Ronan Farrow inside the New Yorker detailing allegations in opposition to the government of sexual harassment and attack.
“If you watch the news, you could have heard the top of this network, Leslie Moonves, turned into forced to step down the day prior to this,” Colbert said. “This after a second Ronan Farrow expose featured more girls accusing him of sexual harassment and assault. It’s never a good sign while you’re the issue of a Ronan Farrow double-dip.”
The new money owed, damaged with the aid of The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow, consist of each sexual harassment and assault among the Eighties and the early 2000s.
Among the claims are stories “that Moonves forced them to carry out oral intercourse on him, that he exposed himself to them with out their consent, and that he used bodily violence and intimidation towards them,” Farrow writes.
One of the girls who has advanced, longtime TV executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, said she made a criminal criticism to Los Angeles police final yr, accusing the C.E.O. “of physically restraining her and forcing her to carry out oral sex on him, and of exposing himself to her and violently throwing her against a wall in later incidents” for the duration of the past due Eighties, Farrow reviews.
Shortly after the news turned into posted Sunday, Farrow spoke to Reliable Sources‘ Brian Stelter to recap what he learned.