Moonves has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, even helping to found the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which is chaired by Anita Hill. In light of the allegations, the commission distanced itself from Moonves.

Earlier in the show, Colbert briefly alluded to the allegations against Moonves during his normal monologue, promising to address it afterward. “I heard that there was an article about CBS chairman—and [a] man I hope isn’t watching tonight’s monologue—Les Moonves,” he joked (video). “I’ll have some more to say on this over there at the desk later, assuming we make it past the commercial break.”

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