Late Show host Stephen Colbert has beaten his former boss, Les Moonves, just a few weeks after calling the deposed CEO of CBS Corporation "my man".
Colbert lashed out at Moonves at the beginning of his monologue on Monday night's show, the first to go on the air since Moonves resigned on Sunday amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
"As you may have heard, the head of this network, Leslie Moonves, was forced to resign yesterday," the comic said.
"This came after a second revelation by Ronan Farrow that featured more women accusing them of harassment and sexual assault – it's never a good sign when you're the subject of a double fall of Ronan Farrow.
Colbert (top) lashed out at Moonves at the start of his monologue on Monday night, the first to go on the air since Moonves left office on Sunday.
Farrow's second report for the New Yorker, published hours before Moonves, 68, resigned, raised to 13 the number of women who accused him of sexual harassment or sexual assault. Moonves has denied the accusations.
During his monologue, Colbert recounted some of the accusations, including one from an executive who said that during a meeting at his office, Moonves said he was going to have a glass of wine, but returned without pants and "excited". .
"Wow, that's an awesome way to open a bottle of wine," Colbert said.
"The article is extremely disturbing, and I'm not surprised that's all," Colbert said.
"Les Mooves left, at least for nine months until he makes a set at the Comedy Cellar," he continued, referring to the recent return of comedian Louis CK to the Manhattan club scene after his own scandal.
Moonves (above) resigned on Sunday after 13 women accused him of sexual misconduct
In July, Farrow published his first report in the New Yorker that details the accusations of six women against Moonves.
At that time, Colbert called Moonves "my boy" while urging the need to be accountable.
"Everybody believes in responsibility until he's their type, and, make no mistake, Les Moonves is my guy, he hired me to sit in this chair, he stayed behind this show while we found our voice. and the resources to be successful, he has supported us when people were angry with me, and I like to work for him. "
Colbert then stated: "But responsibility does not make sense unless it's for everyone." Either for the leader of a network or the leader of the free world & # 39;