Charlie Rose's Co-Host Gayle King Reacts to His Firing

Peter Castro
November 25, 2017

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behaviour. I'm not exactly sure what I said. I just feel numb.' We're all sort of reeling about what happened. At the top of her first segment, King said she'd nearly canceled the appearance, which had been booked weeks ago for the sake of promoting the annual Oprah's Favorite Things issue of O magazine, for which King is an editor at large. "I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate", he continued. Three additional women have come out will similar allegations since. It's still very painful. She told Colbert she was "wincing" at his monologue about Rose, where he said it was "hurricane season" for sexual harassment allegations. "Oprah called me and said, 'Are you OK?' I am not OK".

"It still isn't easy", said King.

"I think he's probably troubled, and I have empathy for people that are troubled and, you know, I think we all have issues in life".

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Colbert said he was proud of the work King and the team at CBS had done that day, covering the personally devastating news as the news, reporting on a close friend and colleague, "objectively and fully". Her absence might change in the near future!

Colbert asked if she thought the recent string of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct allegations would eventually fade away. "If anything changes in this, what I do hope is that people will speak up, that companies will send a message: 'We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.' That is a very important thing". "We need to be such a place". "I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken", he said in his statement.

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