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CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

23 November 2017

CBS News has fired "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual misconduct.

CBS News fired correspondent Charlie Rose Tuesday over accusations of sexual misconduct. This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour said to have revolved around his PBS program. PBS has also severed its relationship with Rose, cancelling its distribution deal for his nightly interview show.

CBS has yet to reveal Rose's replacement for its morning show. The other says he grabbed her inappropriately and whispered a sexual innuendo in her ear. Three women were on the record and five were anonymous. The Washington Post published numerous accounts of unwanted groping, and at least one instance in which a woman accused him of exposing himself.

King said she considered Rose a friend and held him in high regard, but was struggling because "what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something so awful?"

"I don't think someone like that deserves to have a position like that if they're going to abuse their power anyway, so I think it's probably best, for the best", Gordon told NBC News.

King and co-host Norah O'Donnell said they had not spoken to Rose as of Tuesday morning, but planned to reach out.

"I'm a variety of emotions", King said. "It still isn't easy, it is still very painful and very hurtful".

"It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behaviour".

The statement continues, "I am greatly embarrassed". I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that. "I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken".

"Monday, your world is one way and in 24 hours Charlie has been suspended and then fired", she said.

The five women who spoke to The Post on condition of anonymity did so over fears of Rose's stature in the media industry.

A former intern says Charlie Rose made her watch an explicit sex scene from a movie when she dropped mail off at his home. "I'll tell you what I am is raw".

The women ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged incidents, according to The Post. Charlie Rose, who was an icon in this country. Despite being disturbed by the allegations of these potential victims, Rhodes implores all of his staff to move forward at their best, both in their behavior as well as in their work, so that that is what their company will be recognized for.

One of the women who did speak publically worked as one of the veteran journalist's assistants when she was in her early 20s.

CBS News fires Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations