CBS News fires TV host Rose over sexual harassment allegations

By: |
Published: November 22, 2017 12:32:30 AM

(Source: Reuters)

Charlie Rose, one of America’s most prominent broadcasters and an award-winning television interviewer, was sacked today, the latest powerful man disgraced over allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted advances. CBS News said Rose’s employment had been “terminated” with immediate effect after what it called “extremely disturbing and intolerable behaviour” revealed by eight women in the Washington Post newspaper yesterday. “A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” the network said in a statement. “CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last. Our credibility in
that reporting requires credibility managing basic standards of behavior. That is why we have taken these actions,” it added. The channel, where Rose had co-hosted “CBS This Morning” and was a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes,” had already suspended Rose on Monday.

The bombshell Post report said the eight women were employees or aspired to work on the broadcaster’s eponymous “Charlie Rose,” which aired on public broadcaster PBS. They complained that the unwanted advances included lewd phone calls, groping and walking naked in front of them. All were in their 20s and 30s when the alleged harassment took place from the 1990s to as recently as 2011. Rose, now 75, is the latest in a series of powerful men accused of misconduct in the wake of the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, which opened the floodgates of sexual assault and harassment accusations in many industries. Rose on Monday issued a public statement apologising for
what he called “inappropriate behavior” and said he was “greatly embarrassed,” but that he did “not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.”

PBS has already suspended distribution of his “Charlie Rose” interview show.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Next Stories
1Padmavati controversy: Ranveer Singh says he stands 200% with Sanjay Leela Bhansali but has been asked not to talk about film
2Probing allegations of fee hike by school: Delhi Government to High Court
3Padmavati row: Union minister Birender Singh says watch film first then demand cuts