Charlie Rose suspended by CBS, PBS amid sexual harassment claims
Eight women have told the Washington Post that television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show, according to the Post. The advances included lewd phone calls, walking around naked in front of them or groping them, the women said.
Three of the eight women spoke on the record.
“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate,” Rose said, in part, in a statement to the Post.
The alleged advances took place from the late 1990s to 2011, according to the Post.
Following the Washington Post report, PBS announced on Monday afternoon it will stop distributing Charlie Rose’s show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. CBS is also suspending Rose from his CBS News hosting duties.