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Charlie Rose Suspended After Eight Women Accuse Him of Sexual Harassment

From TIME - November 20, 2017

Television host and journalist Charlie Rose apologized for his inappropriate behavior after eight women accused him of sexual harassment in a Washington Post report Monday.

It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior, Rose said in a statement to the Post. 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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

In response to the Posts report, CBS Newswhere Rose co-anchors CBS This Morning and contributes as a correspondent to 60 Minutessuspended him, according to the Associated Press. Bloomberg TV and PBSthe latter of which has distributed Roses eponymous talk show since 1993said they would immediately halt distribution of the program. PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations, the network said in a statement.

The eight women who spoke to the Post said that Rose, 75, made unwanted sexual advances towards them from the late 1990s up until 2011. Of those women, who ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged incidents, five detailed their accusations under the condition of anonymity. Three spoke to the paper on the record. The womens allegations include that Rose groped their breasts, buttocks and genital areas, along with inappropriate phone calls and Rose walking around naked in their presence.

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