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Samantha Bee addressed the current sexual misconduct allegations against CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Wednesday’s (Aug. 1) episode of Full Frontal.
“CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues. Or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee began.
Clips of CNN’s and NBC News’ coverage of the allegations were then shared to update Full Frontal viewers. The clips concluded with the news that Moonves’ career has essentially not been impacted by the allegations, as he still remains in power at CBS.
News of the allegations first broke on Friday, July 27, after The New Yorker published an investigative story from Ronan Farrow that included accounts from six women claiming to have experienced sexual misconduct by Moonves.
While outside counsel has been hired to investigate the matter, CBS Corp. previously announced that Moonves will remain in the role of CBS president throughout the investigation.
“Yes, who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed Hawaii Five-0 and Hawaii Five-0 Miami?” said Bee.
The host continued, “Les Moonves may be a brilliant TV creator, but no cop procedural — no matter how well crafted and original — is worth ending a woman’s career to shut her up.”
Bee concluded her segment by impersonating David Caruso’s pun-loving character from CSI: Miami. “So in the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create, ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed.'”
Watch the clip above.
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