“It’s never a good sign when you’re the subject of a Ronan Farrow double dip,” Colbert quipped during his monologue on Monday’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The host was referring to Farrow’s two damning New Yorker reports that detail multiple sexual misconduct claims against the former CEO.
Colbert quoted from one of Farrow’s articles, which detail 13 women’s allegations against Moonves. One of them had “entered Moonves’ office to discuss a work matter, and he said that he was going to get a glass of wine. He left briely and, when he returned, she said, he was not wearing pants, and was aroused,” Colbert read from Farrow’s piece.
“Wow, that is an impressive way to open a bottle of wine,” Colbert joked, making corkscrew gestures.
Later, he took down both Moonves and Louis CK, who was also accused of sexual misconduct and recently performed a stand-up set, in one fell swoop. “Les Moonves is gone for at least nine months,” he deadpanned. “Until he does his set at the Comedy Cellar.”
Colbert’s monologue concluded with humorous speculation about the anonymous “senior official” who revealed that several key officials don’t trust the president in a recent op-ed for The New York Times. One of his guests on Monday was legendary reporter Bob Woodward, who discussed his book, Fear, which also details a damning look behind the scenes of the Trump administration.