Samantha Bee is not happy that CBS Corp CEO has not been made to step down yet in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, and said so on the air, five days after Ronan Farrow’s long-awaited Moonves expose published.
Cut to clip of CNN reporting that CBS president/CEO Moonves is the latest high-powered media executive to face allegations of sexual harassment. Farrow’s New York investigation details six women’s allegations against Moonves, including harassment, intimidation and retaliation.
NBC clip informs Bee’s viewers that, so far, Moonves has been given no orders to step down.
“Yes, who could ever bear to get rid of the creative mastermind who developed Hawaii Five-O and Hawaii Five-O: Miami?” Bee snarked.
“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 maintained.
“So in the words of one of the immortal characters he helped create: ‘It’s time for this Moonves to be eclipsed’,” Bee said, dramatically donning aviator sunglasses.
Here is the video (the Les Moonves portion starts at the 5’30” mark):