Stephen Colbert Says He Got No Pushback From CBS on Les Moonves Monologue (Video)

“Nobody said a damn thing,” late night host says on “Watch What Happens Live”

Stephen Colbert stressed the importance of accountability across the board on “The Late Show” last month, after his own boss, CBS’ Les Moonves, was accused of sexual harassment. And the late-night host said he got no pushback from his network overseers.

“As soon as I heard that the article came out I knew that I’d have to talk about it on Monday night because we talk about everything,” Colbert told Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

“About a half an hour before we taped we told CBS. We said, ‘We’re gonna do this,'” he said. “There was no pushback. Nobody said a damn thing.”

Moonves was accused of numerous incidents of misconduct spanning decades by six women in a New Yorker report from Ronan Farrow last month. He has remained in position, though the company has tapped outside law firms to conduct an investigation.

In his first show following the accusations, Colbert acknowledged his relationship with Moonves, but emphasized that men who misuse their power should be held responsible for ther actions.

“Accountability is meaningless unless it’s for everybody, whether it’s the leader of a network or the leader of the free world,” he said.