Kathy Griffin Rips Julie Chen, Says Les Moonves Wouldn’t Consider a Woman for ‘Late Late Show’

Comedian shares DM she sent “Big Brother” host, who is married to ex-CBS CEO: “F— you and your misogynistic husband”

Last Updated: September 9, 2018 @ 7:21 PM

Kathy Griffin just made Les Moonves’ night (even) worse. The comedian shredded the now-former CBS CEO and his wife Julie Chen (“The Talk,” “Big Brother”) in a lengthy Twitter rant on Sunday, which kicked off minutes before Moonves officially exited the publicly traded corporation.

Among her accusations, Griffin says she was interested in replacing Craig Ferguson on CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” but was told by her agents at the time that Moonves “wasn’t going to consider any women for the spot.”

Griffin’s beef with Chen appears to come mostly from stories the former “My Life on the D-List” personality has heard secondhand. She also believes Chen may have helped her husband attempt to bury Janet Jackson’s career following the singer’s infamous wardrobe malfunction on a CBS-broadcast Super Bowl, which has been written about.

Wait until you see the expletive-filled direct message Griffin says she sent Chen the other day.

Yes, Griffin also got into that whole decapitated-Trump photoshoot thing and the weird email she says she received from a CBS board member in the aftermath. Patience.

Below is Griffin’s story in its entirety. Griffin says she wanted to share it in order to show another side of Moonves’ “misconduct.”

TheWrap reached out to CBS corporate and reps for Chen and Griffin for comment on this story. We did not immediately hear back from any of the parties.

Moonves’ exit from CBS comes two months after Ronan Farrow’s bombshell report in the New Yorker, in which six women accused the longtime media mogul of sexual harassment. On Sunday, a new report from Farrow in The New Yorker outlined accusations of sexual assault and harassment from six additional women.

Two investigations into the accusations are still underway, and any potential Moonves severance pay is pending the results. COO Joe Ianniello will take on Moonves’ chief executive role on an interim basis.

Moonves joined CBS Corporation from Warner Bros. in 1995, when he was named president of CBS Entertainment. He became chairman in 2003 and was named CEO in 2006, following the split of CBS and Viacom.

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