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The female writers of ‘Late Night’ react to the Harvey Weinstein scandal in this brilliant segment

Harvey Weinstein was ousted from his position at The Weinstein Company over the weekend.

Over the weekend, several late-night shows swiftly received criticism on social media after only briefly or not at all mentioning Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades-long sexual harassment and assault of multiple victims, which was uncovered in a piece by the New York Times and led to several other reports from The Huffington Post and The New Yorker.

However, that seemed to have changed last night when hosts such as Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert addressed the disturbing scandal in their respective opening monologues, the latter suggesting that people should “avoid the fresh bail” if they ever have dinner at Weinstein’s house, in reference to a claim made by TV reporter Lauren Sivan in which she described an encounter where Weinstein trapped her in a restaurant kitchen while he masturbated into a potted plant.

Seth Meyers took a different approach when it came to discussing the Weinstein scandal, though. Rather than doing the talking himself, the Late Night with Seth Meyers host invited Amber Ruffin, Ally Hord, and Jenny Hagel, three female writers on his staff, to give their reactions to the allegations.

“Every woman in the American workforce has been harassed at some point,” the trio said. “So, while we weren’t shocked by Weinstein’s actions, the women on our staff had some pretty strong reactions to his apology.” What follows next is just too good to describe in writing, so we’ll let you view it for yourself in the embedded clip above.

Written by Matt Casillas

Matt Casillas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Silver Screen Beat. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and can usually be found scrolling through Twitter while attempting to get over an extreme case of writer's block.

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