CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims

Calvin Saunders
November 26, 2017

CBS This Morning is reportedly "begging" Oprah Winfrey to come aboard to replace the recently fired Charlie Rose, according to Page Six.

CBS News and PBS fired Rose on Tuesday after he was accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.

After he was sacked, CBS News said three more women who worked with Rose at CBS also accused him of sexual misconduct.

One woman said Rose "groped her rear" and another woman said he "grabbed her inappropriately and whispered a sexual innuendo in her ear". "Beyond that we have no comment at this time".

The initial accusations, which centered around behavior at Rose's PBS program, "Charlie Rose", dated from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. "We're all sort of reeling about what has happened".

King's appearance on the show had been planned weeks ago and she admitted discussing the issue is hard.

"It's still very painful, it's still very hurtful", King told Colbert on Tuesday night.

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Megan Creydt, a coordinator on Charlie Rose from 2005 to 2006, claimed Rose put his hand on her mid-thigh while they were in a auto together. "But when you think about the anguish of those women, despite the friendship, you still have to report the news".

"This conduct by him, the physical contact, the phone calls, the nudity, it was unwanted", said Washington Post reported Amy Brittain. She said she changed the subject and asked Rose if she could take anything back to the office for him before leaving. The broadcaster added that Charlie Rose is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent company and not by PBS itself.

"Do you want to say anything to those accusers, the people that's accusing you of all these wrongdoings?" the cameraman asked.

The Associated Press on Wednesday reported additional allegations against Rose from women at CBS News.

In his statement, Rose had said he "prided" himself on being an advocate for the careers of women and said "I deeply apologize myself for my inappropriate behavior".

The Washington Post says it gave Rose the opportunity to refute the allegations line by line, but he did not.

Rose did not respond to CBS This Morning's request for comment.

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