Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment by Eight Women

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20, 2017, The Washington Post reported that eight women, ranging from 21 to 37 years in age, have come forward to accuse Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct (via HuffPost).

Both PBS and CBS have reportedly suspended the talk show host since news of his alleged inappropriate behavior broke. Rose's accusers were employees or "aspired to work for Rose at The Charlie Rose show' on PBS from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011".

Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior.

"There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post", the newspaper points out.

"It feels branded into me, the details of it", Godfrey-Ryan said.

She noted, "Oprah called me and said, 'Are you okay?' I am not okay".

The victims told the publication that Rose, 75, had made unwanted sexual advances toward them including instances of groping, lewd phone calls and walking around naked in front of them.

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"In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs", PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said in a statement.

Rose routinely landed the biggest names in global politics, entertainment and letters for his interview show.

Rose, King said, "doesn't get a pass, because I can't stop thinking about the anguish of these women. that and the pain that they're going through".

Another woman, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, claimed that Rose frequently berated her on the job, only to apologize for his actions while touching her in an inappropriate manner, such as rubbing her thigh or touching the side of one of her breasts.

"There is no human resources department in the 'Charlie Rose Show.' Many of these women said that even if they wanted to file an official complaint, they wouldn't even know who to go to", said Washington Post investigative reporter Amy Brittain.

"I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate", said Rose.

CBS, on which Rose has co-anchored CBS This Morning since 2012, has suspended the journalist pending an investigation. On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Rose's co-anchors Nora O'Donnell and Gayle King spoke frankly about the alleged behavior. I deeply regret not helping them.

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