CBS fires Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations

Kelvin Reese
November 22, 2017

Rose received an honorary degree as a doctor of humane letters from the State University of NY at Oswego in 2014 when he spoke on a Media Summit panel with Oswego State alumnus Al Roker. "If all of us commit to the best behavior and the best work - that is what we can be known for".

While PBS has distributed the program, it is produced by a company owned by Rose. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program", the memo states. "This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment of where we stand and, more generally, the safety of women", O'Donnell said.

It was a startlingly swift rejection of Rose, a presence on American TV screens for 45 years.

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CBS News has cut ties with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual assault, CBS News president David Rhodes announced Tuesday.

"Charlie does not get a pass here", King said. She says she began crying after another attempt. "It was deeply disturbing, troubling and painful for me to read". "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". "And I've been doing a lot of listening and I'm going to continue to do that", O'Donnell said.

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"The exchange felt to me like a cross-examine, focused on one issue, the book's sexual harassment allegations against [former Fox News head] Roger Ailes, allegations Ailes denied but which I know are true because I lived it. This behavior is wrong, period".

PBS said later on Tuesday it has terminated its relationship with Rose. The accusers, who ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters, were not employed by CBS or PBS.

Eight women who worked for Rose or tried to work from him have accused Rose of various misconduct, including groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.

Norah O'Donnell, his "CBS This Morning" co-host, once introduced him at a 2014 fundraiser by joking, "We're all here because with Charlie Rose, one woman is never enough". "And I'm really struggling because how do you, what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so frightful", King said. For example, when Bravo worked a side job at Rose's house, she was told by a co-worker, "If Rose did anything "sketchy"... she should not hesitate to call the show's auto service to return home", the Post said. "There are so many incredible people here, especially on this show", she said, looking over at King. "I failed. It is crushing". I deeply regret not helping them.

Rose said in a statement that he "deeply apologized" for what he admitted was "inappropriate behavior".

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