Charlie Rose Fired After Eight Women Say He Sexually Harassed Them
Eight women have come forward accusing longtime television host Charlie Rose of sexually harassment. The women making these accusations were former employees or aspiring employees of Rose on the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s through 2011. The victim’s ages ranged from 21 to 37 at the time of the encounters. Rose now 75, was fired from his co-host position on “CBS This Morning” and his contributing correspondent position for “60 Minutes.”
“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.” Rose released in a statement. “I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”
There are many similarities in the women’s statements about inappropriateness with Rose and while only three have spoken on the record, the other five have confided in friends and colleagues. Rose has now been removed from his position while these encounters of harassment continue to be investigated.