After suspicious silence for days about the graphic sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, late night show hosts took on the Hollywood legend Monday night.
“This is monstrous behavior that, in a just world, would not have been allowed to go on for decades,” “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert said.
“Of course, Weinstein went on to defend it.”
He also suggested changing the name of Weinstein Company to “Asbestos Child Slappers” for a more positive tone.
Jimmy Kimmel, who had responded to President Trump’s Friday tweet about the show hosts ignoring the accusations, countered with Trump’s own “grab them by the p—y” Access Hollywood video.
He also warned Donald Trump Jr. to look at the family tree before bashing others.
“Next time you’re defending your father, and you think it’s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly-accused sexual predator? Don’t. It doesn’t help.”
Seth Meyers, meanwhile, let his female show writers discuss the allegations.
Jenny Hagel praised the women who opened up about Weinstein’s “terrible behavior,” while Amber Riffin and Allison Hord warned that there are “always more” victims with “worse details.”
“When he got busted, Weinstein said ‘To make up for it, I’m staring a scholarship for women directors.’ That’s just him being around more women!” Hagel said.
“That’s not the solution; that’s the problem! That’s like Jared from Subway saying ‘I know I messed up, but don’t worry. I’m starting a t-ball league.’”
The three writers also pointed out that sexual harassment occurs everywhere and that it’s “something that women deal with every day.”
“Just stop being such f–king creeps,” Hord suggested when Meyers asked how society can address harassment.
The late night show hosts had faced criticism for ignoring the scandal that broke last week.
Even “Saturday Night Live” skipped addressing the allegations because the jokes fell flat during dress rehearsal, according to The New York Times.