NEW YORK | Colbert jokingly claims severance denied to ex-CBS boss
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 mustache.”
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.