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Veteran Journalist Charlie Rose Fired, Show Yanked amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

  • Eight women have laid sexual allegation claims against veteran newsman Charlie Rose.

    Eight women have laid sexual allegation claims against veteran newsman Charlie Rose. | Photo: Reuters FILE

Published 21 November 2017

CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired Charlie Rose amind several sexual misconduct allegations.

CBS News said on Tuesday it had fired World-renowned American journalist, Charlie Rose, following sexual misconduct allegations.

”A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,“ CBS News President David Rhodes said in a message to the media. 

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Eight women have laid allegations against the veteran newsman in interviews with The Washington Post, while three others were mentioned in a Business Insider story late Monday.

"Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously," CBS News had said in a statement prior to his firing.

Five of the eight women related specific incidents to The Washington Post about their encounters with the "CBS This Morning" anchor.

One of the three accusers who spoke to the Post, on record, claimed that Rose paraded nude in front of her at one of his homes and made calls to her at inappropriate hours to describe fantasies of watching her swim naked.

The accuser added that she reported the matter to executive producer Yvette Vega, who replied: "That's just Charlie being Charlie."

Vega confirmed the exchange, to ABC News, stating regret for not doing more. “I should have stood up for them,” she said. “I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them.”

A second woman, Reah Bravo, said she was groped by Rose on several occasions. She said the PBS anchor offered her a position in Washington, D.C., and a stay at one of his residence, in a bid to dissuade her from leaving the job, but she declined.

“I was leaving because I was getting away,” she said. “I would never want to live someplace where he had keys.”

The third, Megan Creydt, claimed Rose put his hand on her thigh.

"I don’t think I said anything,” she said. “I tensed up. I didn’t move his hand off, but I pulled my legs to the other side of the car. I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out.”

According to the Post's exposé, Rose's accusers were either employed to the journalist or hoped to be. The incidents reportedly took place from the late 1990s to 2011 and involved women aged between 21 and 37, the publication revealed.

Rose has since posted an apology to social media.

PBS has suspended the distribution of Rose's show.

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations," the network said in a statement. "'Charlie Rose' is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect."

Additionally, Bloomberg also pulled the eponymous "Charlie Rose."

"We are deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations and are immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV," the company said in a statement.

Rose also contributes to CBS' 60 Minutes.

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