CBS, PBS pull Charlie Rose from air after eight women allege sexual advances
I am almost crying over this because Rose is a journalist I genuinely admire — but I am just too angry to do so. Charlie, how the f*çk could you?
Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record.
Rose, 75, acknowledges and apologizes for the behavior recounted in the Post investigation published Monday, which details unwanted sexual advances towards the women, appearing nude in their presence and groping them. The women, aged 21 to 37 at the time, worked at “Charlie Rose” from the 1990s to 2010, the report said.
CBS has yet to comment on the story. But people familiar with the matter who could not discuss it publicly said Rose is likely to be off his program “CBS This Morning” indefinitely.
At 6pm, The Hollywood Reporter went live with wordP
BS announced on Monday afternoon that it will stop distributing Charlie Rose’s eponymous show, Charlie Rose. CBS is also suspending Rose from his CBS News hosting duties.
“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations,” the organization said in a statement. “We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose. ‘Charlie Rose” is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect. “