Charlie Rose Harassment Incidents Were Known to CBS

  • Charlie Rose Harassment Incidents Were Known to CBS

Charlie Rose Harassment Incidents Were Known to CBS

Twenty-seven additional women have accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment six months after allegations about the veteran journalist first surfaced.

For their new report, the Post interviewed more than 100 current and former CBS News employees, who described his widespread sexual harassment. His behaviour never came up at senior staff meetings, she said, and she was as surprised as others when she read about Rose's behaviour. Furthermore, at least three of Rose's managers were warned of his behavior over a period of 30 years, as early as 1986 and as recently as April 2017.

"It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior", Rose said. 'It felt predatory, ' she said. Rose was also ousted from his co-anchor role at "CBS This Morning".

Meanwhile, CBS News told The Post that they received no human resources complaints about Rose but claimed they've made changes since his firing so employees could "do their best work".

Nevertheless, Rose's star at CBS still rose to the heights of a 60 Minutes spot, and eventually, he became co-host of the network's morning show. According to the Washington Post, concerns about Rose's behaviour were first brought up to management all the way back in 1986.

Charlie Rose's career at CBS may be over, but his accusers are just getting started telling their stories.

Plantiff Beth Homan-Ross alleged that Rose would not only make comments about her body, but would be naked when she dropped off material at his house or would invite her to come into his bathroom while he showered.

"It was a sexual land mine everywhere you stepped", Homan-Ross said. In 2003, a then-20-year-old intern was brought by Rose on a trip to California, where she alleged that he squeezed her breast while on a vehicle ride.

King went on to say that she has "great respect" for the male managers mentioned in the Post's report, and that she doesn't know "what more we could do to Charlie Rose - except a public flogging". We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior. She told the Washington Post he began making inappropriate comments to her after that, such as suggesting she have sex with another female employee.

CBS News said it could not confirm or corroborate numerous stories told by the Post.

"For someone to have this many allegations against him it raises the question of who knew what about his behavior and when they knew it", said Amy Brittain, a Washington Post reporter who past year revealed disturbing allegations against Rose. "We are not done with this process".