On Monday, late night hosts and writers responded to this past week's news that Harvey Weinstein has allegedly been sexually assaulting and harassing women for decades. The explosive investigative report published by the NY Times last week—which included on the record statements from actress Ashley Judd—has, so far, led to Weinstein being fired from the Weinstein Co., and more women speaking out about their own experiences with the Hollywood mogul.
Both Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers tackled the controversy last night, with Colbert coming straight out and declaring: "Harvey Weinstein is a bad person." He continued, saying, "This is monstrous behavior that, in a just world, would not have been allowed to go on for decades. It is indefensible."
Meyers asked his female writers—Amber Ruffin, Ally Hord, and Jenny Hagel—to speak about the allegations against Weinstein, who allegedly paid to silence some of his victims. They also pointed out that it's not just powerful men, "You know who else is sexually harassing women every day? Un-powerful men like bus drivers, and hot dog vendors, and improv coaches. Every woman in the American workforce has been harassed at some point. This is something women deal with every day." Get ready for some spit takes and therapeutic plate-breaking:
This isn't the first time these women have spoken out about sexual harassment in the workplace—here's another clip from earlier this year.