Charlie Rose Accused By 8 Women Of Nudity, 'Groping' And Lewd Phone Calls

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Update 2 (6:39pm EST):  Following his suspension from both CBS and PBS, Charlie Rose has just issued the following statement admitting that he has "behaved insensitively at times" which has left him "greatly embarrassed." Here is Rose's full statement:

In my 45 years of journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.

 

It's 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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

 

I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.

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Update 1: As we expected, PBS and CBS News have reportedly suspended Charlie Rose following the allegations that he sexually harassed eight women in the workplace...

PBS, which airs Rose’s self-titled interview program, said Monday they were suspending the production of the show and will halt scheduled airings.

CBS News also announced Rose would be suspended from their network after news of the allegations broke. Rose is a co-host the network’s morning show, “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent to its newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”

Seeing as Rose's days as a preeminent TV news reporter may be coming to an end, this video has been making the rounds on Twitter, in which Rose can be seen groping his"CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell...

 

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It seems like not a day goes by without new allegations of sexual abuse or harassment being levied against a major figure in media or entertainment – and Monday was no exception.

Earlier in the day, the New York Times announced it would suspend White House reporter Glenn Thrush following reports that he harassed and propositioned young female reporters working with him at Politico and the Times.

And just minutes ago, the Washington Post reported that eight women have come forward to accuse legendary Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, and groping their breasts, butts or generals.

The women were either employees or aspired to work for Rose at “the Charlie Rose Show”. The alleged harassment spans from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. The women ranged in age between 21 to 37 at the time the harassment took place. Rose, 75, has a show that airs on PBS. He also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent at “60 Minutes”.

His PBS show also airs on Bloomberg TV.

According to WaPo, there are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women. 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. Three of the eight spoke on the record. Five of the alleged victims spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of Rose’s stature in the industry, his power over their careers and his notoriously volatile temper.
Rose supplied a rambling statement to the Post where he acknowledged that some of his behavior may have been untoward…

“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement provided to The Post. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.

 

“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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

 

“I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”

Most of the women said Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with them. Five described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they said seemed like a test to gauge their reactions. Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them. One said he groped her buttocks at a staff party.

One woman, Reah Bravo was an intern and then associate producer for Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007. In interviews, she described unwanted sexual advances while working for Rose at his private waterfront estate in Bellport New York, and while traveling with him in cars, in a hotel suite and on a private plane.

“It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” she told The Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.”

Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s assistants in the mid-2000s, recalled at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes. He also repeatedly called the then-21-year-old late at night or early in the morning to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked in the Bellport pool as he watched from his bedroom, she said.

“It feels branded into me, the details of it,” Godfrey-Ryan said.

The women also described how Rose’s staff brushed off their complaints about his behavior as “just Charlie being Charlie”…

She said she told Yvette Vega, Rose’s longtime executive producer, about the calls.

 

“I explained how he inappropriately spoke to me during those times,” Godfrey-Ryan said. “She would just shrug and just say, ‘That’s just Charlie being Charlie.’ ”

 

In a statement to The Post, Vega said she should have done more to protect the young women on the show.

 

“I should have stood up for them,” said Vega, 52, who has worked with Rose since the show was created in 1991. “I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them.”

One woman said Rose fired her after learning that she had confided in a friend about his behavior.

In its lengthy story about the accusations, WaPo delves into minute detail about all of the accusers’ experiences. We now wait to see if PBS will suspend or fire Rose, or if the TV host will voluntarily take a leave of absence to seek “treatment” as so many of his peers have done.

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FredGSanford.'s picture

Who is next???? This is getting good.

J S Bach's picture

Pope Francis is next. Having all those virgin nuns at hand is just too hard to resist.

FreeShitter's picture

Aye, he's a member of the tribe too just not by blood, or maybe he drinks blood.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Rose is a progressive, it turns out.  Whodathunkit?

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Swampy deep state "journalist" Charlie Rose is very SWAMPY!

gmrpeabody's picture

"and groping their breasts, butts or generals."

GENERALS..?

Being Free's picture

Bust those "Generals" too Privates.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

He better not try to grab my little general!

SilverRhino's picture

Just wait until the pedophilia indictments come storming into the limelight.   

Q it up ++ 

ne-tiger's picture

I knew he's an asshole, think his program's full of shit.

bamawatson's picture

amazed he was chasing women

figured that limp dicked globalist loser for a faggot

nmewn's picture

"ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is.

BROKAW: No, I don’t, either.

ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is.

BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy.

ROSE: I don’t really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him?

BROKAW: Yeah, it’s an interesting question.

ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches.

BROKAW: Two of them! I don’t know what books he’s read.

ROSE: What do we know about the heroes of Barack Obama?

BROKAW: There’s a lot about him we don’t know."

(Collectively) But fuck anyways, we've covered for his sorry Bill Ayers lovin ass this far, might as well go all in!!!

Followed by maniacal laughter ;-)

CIABS's picture

Suspended?  For how fucking long?

chumbawamba's picture

Another Member of the Tribe, by the way.

This is starting to look like a tribal ritual at this point.

I am Chumbawamba.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Remember back in the day when it was just Marv Albert the Pervert? He and Paul Reubens were the pioneers I guess

Bes's picture

what do you expect when

most

Men have treated Women like cattle/perosnal property for the

last few thousand years........

hey, the Saudis still do.

hahaha

 

remain calm's picture

The whole world is full of perverts, derlicks and degenerates. WTF. Shootthem all.

californiagirl's picture

Bubba did it again!

According to highly placed Democratic Party sources and an official who served in both the Clinton and Obama administrations, there are FOUR new accusations of sexual assault against Bill Clinton that date back, not to Epstein, but to one of Bill's other deviant buddies, Ron Burkle.  Burkle also flew in the Lolita Express, but he had his own airplane, nicknamed "Air F..K One" by the secret service, for the large number of times Clinton flew aboard with various young ladies of dubious legal age.  Hillary Clinton allegedly offered to hire private detectives to find dirt on the new accusers, but Clinton's legal team advised against it, sources said.  Attorneys representing the women, who are coordinating their efforts, have notified Clinton they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him. A member of Clinton's legal team has confirmed the existence of the new allegations. 'Bill is distraught at the thought of having to testify and defend himself against sex charges again,' said a Democratic Party official who is familiar with the case. 'He hopes his legal team can somehow stop the women from filing charges and drag him through the mud.'  The source added that Hillary Clinton is furious with her husband for getting entangled in yet another sexual scandal.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5090399/Bill-Clinton-accused-sexual-assault-four-women.html
IH8OBAMA's picture

So what's the score now on outed sexual preditors/pervs? 

About 1 Conservative/Republican to about 10 Liberals/Democrats?

 

 

californiagirl's picture

you need to add a zero to both numbers

Creative_Destruct's picture

Progressive get-in-their-pants line:

“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked"

Now it's OK for me to exit the bathroom sans clothing...

jbvtme's picture

i have a tough time distinguishing these girl's tears from their running mascara.

Crazy Or Not's picture

Bill Clinton's NDA's are holding up pretty good, still crickets from that quarter.....when that fucker goes down the whole dam will break.

Archibald Buttle's picture

somebody ought to start on of those white house petitions to put a moritorium on NDA's. sell it as a way for women to out their oppressors, and see what the hell else comes out once the NDA's are revoked.

Refuse-Resist's picture

You should be in the kitchen, not here.

Thanks.

A Sentinel's picture

You are insane if you think that it’s easy being a man. I’ll bet a bunch that you couldn’t express the difference between masculinity and macho. Hint: macho isn’t masculine. And the self-indulgence and profligacy? That’s effeminate (in its pleasure seeking form) not masculine. And no again, effeminacy is nearly the opposite of femininity.

Men, particularly since Christianity, have not been treating women like livestock. My goodness you’re brilliant at being purposefully freaking ignorant.

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock's picture

"...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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."

I think you may a be a bit harsh. It's not a tribal ritual as such.

After all his crimes are simply that he 'rose' to the occasion once too often.

And his timing and sense of propriety sucked.

 

J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

True Blue's picture

Well, to be fair; try swinging a dead cat in Hollywood or the MSM without hitting six million™ of them.

wildbad's picture

sounds like normal hominid behaviour to me.

i've grabbed plenty of verbotene ass in my day and have regretted it sometimes.

what surprises me is that what was considered normal male behaviour is now seen as abhorrent criminality instead of a reversion to nature.

when the horny switch is thrown all reason takes second or third place and we become sex driven. no big news there.

what is astonishing to me is that these "rich and powerful" figures are actually quite pathetic in both their planning and success rates.

the myth of swarms of starlets throwing their virginity at couch casters for walk-on roles has lost some of its shine and when one looks at the likes of lewinski and clinton one sees the hollow and dusty nature of the reality hiding behind the myth.

Paul Kersey's picture

Checked, and he's not a member of the tribe.

bluez's picture

The Right to Grope is in Article I of the U.S. Constitution.

Everybody has to get groped. It's the American Way!

This raping and groping has been going on since the first Neaderthal was seduced by an European concubine.

Continued perpetually since then. Only now in the age of decadence beyond imagination has it become the political fuckball that it is.

If you resemble a human you WILL BE FUCKED. No way around it . Just relax and enjoy it. Just keep the shame out of the tabloids and you will be far ahead of the game.

The rules are harsh but simple.

nmewn's picture

Why, thats just what the wizened old progs of academia used to say about rape...just sit back and take it...(maybe even...enjoy it)...that way the predator may not kill you once he's done!...(half-hearted lol).

Mrs.N always had an issue with that "learned" advice, stating she would rather die than..."sit there and take it"...so, she, being the love of my life and me not always being around to protect her whether it meant laying my life down for hers or not, I got her a handgun. .38 snub, even made up some hot loads for it on the ole RCBS, some really nasty shit.  

And she practiced with it and a few of my others and she got very good with them, scary good, so I had to cut her off ;-)

Doctor Faustus's picture

Impressive. Years ago, I taught my wife to use the .45 (I traveled a lot) and instructed her to position herself behind the bed aiming at the door and, at night, to always yell, "Freeze!", then pull the trigger if she saw movement. When she asked why should she yell when it's dark, I explained that if I ever came home late at night, entered the bedroom, and heard the word, "Freeze!" I wouldn't move a muscle! 

nmewn's picture

lol...I sorta had the same unfortunate encounter with Mrs.N, I heard it click, she didn't say a word. I froze, she said nothing till I did.

Laundry was fun that weekend, "Honey, where is your seventh pair of shorts...are you hiding something from me?"

Sometimes you just can't win ;-)

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

When I was 19 I got on a late night bus to get home from school. The driver had given me the creeps so I stayed away from him at the back. At 1130 at night we came to the last stop and I was the only one left on board in a desolate location. Yes, the unthinkable happened and I was lucky I wasn't killed or raped but badly roughed up and managed to get away.

I really didn't know what to do. I wasn't sure if I would be believed by the cops and I was afraid to tell Mr Miffed knowing he would probably kill him and end up in jail. I decided to tell another bus driver who I trusted.

He listened to me and when I was through, looked me in the eye and told me he would take care of it and not to speak to anyone or mention the incidence again. I never saw that bus driver again.

About a year later I found out he was confronted by 3 men and beaten so badly he was hospitalized. I also found out there were other complaints about him but mine was the worst, obviously an escalation. He had a young wife at home and a newborn baby.

To this day I am not sure if I had done the correct thing. Yes, I got my justice but I risked the lives of those other men, two I never knew and could never thank or help if they had been arrested. My only hope is I prevented another girl from experiencing what I did. I tried never to put myself in such a situation again and I dropped all my night classes.

Thank you to all of you men who have risked your lives for our protection. Too bad you can't be free ranged to take out the trash that is all too pervasive today.

Miffed;-)

evokanivo's picture

It looks like it ended well. He got what he had coming and your husband stayed out of jail. Nice to see there are folks who will stick their neck out for another.

DaiRR's picture

Thanks for sharing your terrible experience with us.  That's hard to do.  I want you to not feel even a twinge of guilt about telling the bus driver you trusted about what had happened.  You told someone the truth about a horrid event.  YOU ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PERP.  THE PERP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIMSELF.

Cardinal Fang's picture

Ma'am, interesting story, and interesting outcome. I would like to point out that you need to have more faith in your husband. It is entirely possible he could have taken care of the business without going to jail.

Entirely possible.

But then again, I don't know your guy.

I have a friend who told me one day that he wouldn't want to piss me off because he knew that I would take my time and sooner or later something would happen.

He is right.

A Sentinel's picture

There is absolutely nothing wrong with beating a rapist to a pulp. It’s mercy because he’ll be far less likely to do it again. And they do progress, needing more and more intense deviancy after the last. Same thing with pedophiles.

Child rapists don’t require nearly as much kindness however.

Kassandra's picture

Your great response reminded me of Dylans Rainy Day Woman...

Everyone must get groped..

Giant Meteor's picture

"Federal groping-on-steroids is not making flying safer...TSA screeners and equipment had recently failed to detect mock threats 'in the ballpark' of 80% of the time..."

New national pastime .. groping ..

Actually works well as a metaphor too ..

 

boattrash's picture

I wonder what all these women/victims are lacking...could it be, a man with balls? It sure would cut down on "repeat offenders".

nmewn's picture

Well you have to consider, we're talking about NYC, DC and its suburban, parasitic, emoting, metrosexual male population, LA & Hollywood etc. So not much in the way of balls or taking any chances with their pride or fate.

Sam Colt made it all equal ;-)

Eyes Opened's picture

Speaking of which... who's the dude in the middle of that pic ??...

bluez's picture

There were the old days when my gang (especially Tough Albert) would monkey-hammer the head of any a**hole that tried to molest my girl. Those were the days when we would all watch each other's backs. Today so many of the suburban trash are too busy staring at phones looking to capture Pokemons.

KimAsa's picture

I’d never do that ugly creep

NumberNone's picture

Fuck Charlie Rose..from Charlie Rose Twitter "That Trump ran through the pussy-grabbing moment & became POTUS says all you need to know about who we are" on The Deuce tonight

https://twitter.com/CharlieRoseShow/status/906313790483988480

This tells me that every liberal is a lying, hypocritical piece of shit.  Please dear Democrats...set an example for all of us and expel every person that has now been found offensive.  Please show us the utopia that your ideals are heading down.  

SoDamnMad's picture

So he might leve the show to get "treatment". Is that like the healing period after full castration?

Vendetta's picture

Oh ... is he another one of the plethora of globalists shills out there in media? I’ve heard of him before but haven’t watched or listened to MSM media in years so don’t know who is the latest shill :.. or who has come or gone ... I want all the globalist shills gone and when news stops becoming opinion pieces maybe I’ll start listening to the shit again ... I can’t always avoid headlines .. just saw one about ‘Neil cavuto’ “shreds Trump” ... oh Christ .., can we be rid of this type of media ? I can’t listen or watch or read any of it .. going on 10 years or more now ...