CBS fires Morning News host Charlie Rose over allegations

CBS News has fired Morning News Anchor Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations, according to the Associated Press.

"A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose's employment with CBS News, effective immediately," said a statement Tweeted by CBS. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program."

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The Washington Post reported late Monday that eight women told the paper that Rose, 75, made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas, while they worked for him or aspired to work for him.

Following that report, Business Insiderpublished accounts from three unnamed women (they could not say if they were the same women cited by The Post), who said that in 2005, 2008 and 2010, while they interned for Rose or sought to work for him, Rose behaved inappropriately.

The Post's accusations cover the period between the late 1990s to as recently as 2011; the accusers ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters.

"There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents."

 

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