Charlie Rose Accused of Lewd Calls, Nudity, Groping by Former Employees

Charlie Rose Accused of Lewd Calls, Nudity, Groping by Former Employees

Charlie Rose Accused of Lewd Calls, Nudity, Groping by Former Employees

The CBS "This Morning" co-host has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances that ranged from walking around naked in front of women who worked for him, making lewd suggestions during phone calls, and groping their breasts, butt or genital areas, according to the report. For example, when Bravo worked a side job at Rose's house, she was told by a co-worker, "If Rose did anything "sketchy"... she should not hesitate to call the show's vehicle service to return home", the Post said.

"This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment", O'Donnell said.

Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, Rose's co-hosts of "CBS This Morning", addressed the allegations against their former co-host on their Tuesday morning show.

Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell: "Women can not achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility".

PBS announced Monday that it was suspending distribution of Rose's show.

"Charlie does not get a pass here", King stressed, claiming she is "still reeling" from the news.

O'Donnell went on to further condemn the alleged behavior before handing things over to King, who opened up about her personal reaction to the news. We are all deeply affected.

" 'He was always professional with me, ' said Eleonore Marchand Mueller, a former assistant of Rose's who worked for him from 2003 to 2005". "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", a spokesperson said.

"I felt an vast sense of shame that I had greenlighted his actions because I didn't fight back", said Bravo.

"Most of the women said Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with them".

CBS News President David Rhodes sent a memo to CBS news employees on Tuesday informing them Rose had been fired.

"It is systematic and pervasive". Both PBS and CBS suspended him.

"CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last", Rhodes's statement said.

King said, "This is not the man I know", describing a five-year friendship with Rose that began when they launched the morning show together in 2012.

I'm deeply disappointed and angry that people were victimized-and that even people not connected with these events could see their hard work undermined. I am greatly embarrassed.

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