Colbert jokingly claims severance denied to exCBS

first_imgColbert jokingly claims severance denied to ex-CBS boss by The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2018 7:10 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — Stephen Colbert is laying claim to the $120 million in severance that CBS’ board of directors said wouldn’t be paid to ousted former CEO Leslie Moonves — at least half of it.The late-night host joked, “the other half goes to Tom Selleck’s moustache.”Colbert didn’t avoid his network’s big news in Tuesday night’s monologue. Like many at CBS, Colbert owes his job to Moonves, who was forced out due to sexual misconduct allegations. CBS is denying him severance after an investigation backed up many of the charges and accused Moonves of trying to thwart the probe.Colbert wondered what future job might be available to a famous TV billionaire with sexual assault allegations before pausing, obviously thinking of President Donald Trump.Said Colbert, “He’d still be better.”The Associated Presslast_img read more