CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sexual harassment allegations
UPDATE: CBS News has terminated Charlie Rose following several allegations of sexual misconduct. You can find the network's full statement below:
NEW: CBS News terminates Charlie Rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. "There is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace," says CBS News President David Rhodes. pic.twitter.com/CPgVRjsvXJ— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 21, 2017
NEW YORK — 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 behavior.
The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream.
Rose told the Post that he was “deeply embarrassed” and apologized for his behavior.
My statement in full. pic.twitter.com/3kvFrqF2dT— Charlie Rose (@charlierose) November 20, 2017
Rose’s PBS show features his in-depth interviews with newsmakers. The 75-year-old journalist is one of three hosts of “CBS This Morning” and is also a contributor to “60 Minutes.”