Stephen Colbert addresses Les Moonves' ouster, jokes about a Louis CK-style comeback
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Les Moonves is gone,” Colbert joked, “for at least nine months, until he does a set at the Comedy Cellar.” Colbert also said on The Late Show that he found Ronan Farrow's new New Yorker bombshell article on Moonves' alleged sexual misconduct "extremely disturbing." After Colbert's show, fellow CBS late-night host James Corden addressed Moonves' departure, saying: "A late-night host’s job is to come out and make jokes about the news, but sometimes that news isn’t very funny. It’s been a very difficult day here at CBS, but that pales in comparison to how difficult it must be for the many women who are coming forward."
- TV has built a world where white males are the protagonists of the story, from CBS crime procedurals to antihero dramas
- CBS executive Vinnie Favale, who was Les Moonves' liaison to The Late Show, placed on leave for allegedly using sexual and homophobic language in the workplace
- Illeana Douglas details her Les Moonves sexual misconduct allegations on The View
- CBS is facing probes from New York City and the state of New York over Les Moonves scandal