Charlie Rose Accused of Sexual Harassment ... He Apologizes

Posted November 22, 2017

Several women have accused Rose of touching them on the breasts, buttocks or thigh, emerging naked from a shower when they were working at his residence and, in one case, calling a 21-year-old staffer to tell his fantasies of seeing her swim in the nude.

U.S. news presenter Charlie Rose has been suspended by the CBS network after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct.

"This one does hit close to home", the network's newest correspondent, Bianna Golodryga, said. I am greatly embarrassed.

"I have to say I'm still reeling ..."

The actions by CBS and PBS came after both institutions suspended Rose on Monday night.

"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. O'Donnell also said that women can not achieve equality in the workplace until men take responsibility for their behaviour.

Co-hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King condemned their former co-worker during Tuesday's episode, including O'Donnell stating that "there is no excuse for this alleged behavior" and who applauded the courage of the eight victims who came forward against Rose.

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

"I think that you can't understate, you know, the level of influence and power that a man like Charlie Rose has", Brittain said. "Oprah called me and said 'Are you OK?' I am not OK", King said.

"CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last", Rhodes's statement said. They talked in detail about the sexual misconduct allegations against Rose, a television news icon who has co-hosted the morning show since 2012.

A CBS News spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"I really am still reeling. 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". That said, Charlie does not get a pass here ...

"I intend to speak to him, certainly later today", King said, "but I'm very sorry, and I'm very glad they have spoken up". "I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken", the former 60 Minutes host continued.