CBS Suspends Charlie Rose After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

Nov 20, 2017  •  Post A Comment

CBS News personality and longtime PBS host Charlie Rose was placed on suspension by CBS, and PBS and Bloomberg LP have suspended distribution of the talk show “Charlie Rose,” after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced in a report by The Washington Post.

“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 paper reports.

“The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the ‘Charlie Rose’ show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011,” the report adds. “They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts ‘CBS This Morning’ and is a contributing correspondent for ’60 Minutes.’”

Rose provided a statement to The Post in which he says: “In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.

“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. 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 always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”


  1. What’s Next ? … IBM’s Watson AI (Artificial Intelligence) program will soon become the stand-in talent for all news reporters, for all actors and anyone else on camera … unless Watson gets busted for virtual perversion … its a sad day for the media industry … and in this case, “This Rose has Horny Thorns” …

  2. So will CBS This Morning have the reporters on who broke this story like they did with all the others? Also will Norah O’Donnell say about five times during the interview, “Just great reporting. great journalism.”

    • I have to hand it to Norah & Gayle King for what they said at the beginning of today’s show. Great job & well done.

  3. Is he greatly embarrassed because he got caught? Or because he did something wrong.

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