More Women Accuse Charlie Rose of Sexual Misconduct

  • More Women Accuse Charlie Rose of Sexual Misconduct

More Women Accuse Charlie Rose of Sexual Misconduct

Rose co-hosted "CBS This Morning" with King and Norah O'Donnell, but was sacked Tuesday after allegations of sexual harassment from eight women came to light in a report by the Washington Post.

In announcing the firing of Rose, CBS News President David Rhodes said, "Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace". "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program". CBS suspended Rose following Monday's Washington Post story about him and PBS also halted distribution of his nightly interview show. PBS has terminated its relationship with him.

Rose hasn't responded to our requests for comment. The other says he grabbed her inappropriately and whispered a sexual innuendo in her ear. Three women were on the record and five were anonymous.

"I proceeded to go into the living room and he said, 'I want to show you this scene from this movie.' And he said, 'Have a seat, you know, relax, '" she told the Today show.

"I thought about that too".

Asked if she thinks the flood of sexual harassment allegations will ever end, King said women won't stay quiet anymore.

In an extraordinary broadcast Tuesday, Rose's co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell worked without a substitute and sharply took their former colleague to task. "I'm still trying to wrap my brain around that".

During remarks delivered just after the show opened with a report on the allegations against Rose, O'Donnell said, "Let me be clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior". "I am greatly embarrassed". I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that. "I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken".

Rose was a co-host on the morning show "CBS This Morning" and a correspondent for its long-running Sunday night news magazine "60 Minutes".

Charlie Rose attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in NY. "All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives". Three additional women have come out will similar allegations since.

The women, who were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the "Charlie Rose" show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011, told the newspaper he made unwanted sexual advances toward them, walked in the nude around them and groped their breasts, buttocks and genital areas. Rose is seen at Trump Tower in New York City, Nov. 21, 2016. She was in her early 20s at the time.

Rhodes said it was important to maintaining credibility in reporting allegations involving media figures elsewhere that CBS manage basic standards of behavior at its own shop.

Here at CBS there are people to tell, but the accusers we spoke to didn't file complaints with HR. "We are all deeply affected", she said. "Charlie Rose, who was an icon in this country".