Eight women accuse Charlie Rose of unwanted sexual advances

Peter Castro
November 22, 2017

Rose was sacked Tuesday from CBS, where he co-hosted "CBS This Morning" and contributed to "60 Minutes", and PBS' "The Charlie Rose Show" after the Washington Post published an article Monday about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them.

In light of the allegations, PBS and Bloomberg are suspending distribution of Rose's nationally syndicated interview show.

The allegations go back as far as the late 1990s up to as recently as 2011. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program", said CBS News President David Rhodes in a memo to staffers issued Tuesday.

Rose acknowledged his misdeeds and apologized in a statement to ThePost: "It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior".

The Washington Post reporter says more than a dozen other women have reached out to share their stories, since the article first appeared Monday.

"I have held him in such high regard, and I'm really struggling, because what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so disgusting?"

She said Rose put his hand on her thigh as he drove her through Manhattan.

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That said, this incident, unlike Tweeden's, occurred after Franken's election. "Like ew, I want to wash that off of me". Menz said she hopes that telling about her experience will give others "the courage to say something, too".

Rose's alleged misconduct includes making lewd phone calls, walking around naked and groping the women's breasts, buttocks or genital areas, according to the Post.

"I should have stood up for them", said Vega, 52, who has worked with Rose since the show was created in 1991. Rose is also contributor to CBS acclaimed Sunday evening newsmagazine 60 Minutes.

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

Mr Rose has apologised but said not all the allegations were accurate.

"There is no excuse for this alleged behavior", an emotional Norah O'Donnell said in the opening segment of the show. "I am greatly embarrassed", he said.

Two additional women spoke about Rose with The New York Times, while Business Insider published a story with accounts by three additional women, bringing the total number of accusers to 13. A former associate producer for Rose's PBS show, Reah Bravo, told the Washington Post: "He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim".

The CBS This Morning co-host is facing disturbing new allegations. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realise I was mistaken.

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