“How was everybody’s weekend?” Colbert began, saying he spent it down in south Carolina, “really relaxing, no internet – they don’t’ have it there yet.”
“I heard there was article about CBS chairman and man I hope isn’t watching tonight’s monologue, Les Moonves.”
“Where was the article?” he wondered.
In the New Yorker, says a voice in a clip.
“Oh it’s a quality publication,” Colbert said, relieved. “Was it one of those cartoons? Talk of the Town?…Who wrote it?” Colbert asked.
Colbert spits his coffee.
“That’s not good” Colbert frets, switching to scotch. “Ronan Farrow isn’t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”
“Okay, well I guess we’re talking about this, so, Jim?” Colbert says to his roll-the-tape guy.
Tape begins: “Six women who had professional dealings with Les Moonves [allege] that, between the 1980’s and late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine.”