Stephen Colbert 'Not Surprised' By Leslie Moonves Ouster
Following the ouster of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Sunday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert addressed his network's former boss' departure.
Colbert wasted no time in addressing the Moonves issue. “Never a good sign when you’re the subject of a Ronan Farrow double-dip,” the host mentioned of the exposes about his former boss.
“The article is extremely disturbing and I’m not surprised that's it. Moonves is gone...for at least 9 months until he shows up for a set at the Comedy Cellar,” Colbert quipped, referencing Louis C.K.’s recent return to stand-up at the New York City club.
Moonves was ousted after a second report of sexual misconduct by another six women, reported by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker, on Sunday morning. After his removal, Moonves issued a statement saying, "For the past 24 years it has been an incredible privilege to lead CBS' renaissance and transformation into a leading global media company. The best part of this journey has been working alongside the dedicated and talented people in this company. Together, we built CBS into a destination where the best in the business come to work and succeed."
Colbert had previously addressed the claims against Moonves when they first surfaced in July, saying, "I believe in accountability. Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy, and make no mistake: Les Moonves is my guy."
This article originally appeared in THR.com.