Jay Leno Takes Aim at Hollywood Sexual Harassment and Trump in 'Tonight Show' Monologue

Jay Leno's monologue was focused on sexual harassment.

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Jay Leno tagged in for Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to perform a monologue focused on sexual harassment. It unfortunately wasn’t all that funny, but was factually on point.

After Fallon pretended to pull a muscle from his previous joke, he introduced Leno, who opened his bit by saying, “I’ve been standing back there for nine months.”

He continued, “Folks, sexual harassment—a big issue. People finally taking it seriously. In fact, scientists at Northwestern University did a study about the differences between men’s brains and women’s brains. And this is fascinating. Listen to this. It seems women’s brains are located in their head. This explains a lot.”

He went on to call out a number of actors, politicians, celebrities, and men in Hollywood who have been accused of sexual harassment and/or assault, including Steven Seagal, who—on March 19—was accused of rape and sexual assault by two women; Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men; former Congressman Anthony Weiner; Matt Lauer, who was fired from the Today Show; Charlie Rose, who was fired from Charlie Rose on PBS; and of course, Harvey Weinstein.

Leno ended his monologue with a joke about President Donald Trump, saying, “Luckily, those are just media types and Hollywood people. Can you imagine what our country would be like if the President of the United States acted like that?” He paused for comedic effect, then continued, “As you know, President Trump allegedly paid a porn star $130,000 to cover up their affair. If that turns out to be true, it’d be the first time Trump has fully compensated somebody for all the work they did.”

Trump hasn’t taken to Twitter to respond to Jay Leno’s comments, but again, it’s probably hard to keep up when everyone is lobbing jokes your way.

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