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

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.

Comments

OCnStiggs Nov 21, 2017 8:37 AM Permalink

"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, I saw fit to try and get women I worked with to hold my penis or see me naked. They misunderstood my intentions. But now I have apologized, let me get back to work lying to all and pushing for the Elites. If I have to put my privates in a few coworkers mouths, its all in the name of Liberal Progress."Any surprise that this asshole is a proud member of the CFR, Council on Foreign Relations?

Last of the Mi… Nov 21, 2017 8:24 AM Permalink

 I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women Just stop. Nobody believes that shit. Your are a sexual predator and have been one for decades. Do the right thing and pretend to go to sex rehab, then come out singing about Jesus and your new found Christianity with a side of "my new mission is to protect women everywhere". It's disgusting and it's been done so many times it's nauseating. 

Land Snark Nov 21, 2017 8:24 AM Permalink

The Hillary loss was crushing. The feminists' wing of the progressives want blood. It's MANS FAULT! after all. As this three-headed serpent (Media, Hollywood, Politicos) molts it's 'toxic masculinity', the new gleaming skin will be thinner than ever. Waltch for ever more femi-nazi take-overs of entire industries and cultural bastions of manhood.This is just the beginning me thinks. You can feel the wave building... I't not that these men aren't pigs, it's just that this 'crisis' will not be going to waste.

Last of the Mi… Land Snark Nov 21, 2017 8:31 AM Permalink

I have said this sexual crisis is about PC gone hawire and not in anyway about a newfound respect for women. It's an aberration of the politically correct hard left agenda that simply took another couple of hard lefts and began eating itself. To me, there is a very dangerous aspect to this that is near brown-shirt politicaly correctness that can and will bring anybody down from any positon at any time with the truth or much less. It's interesting in that the left keeps ignighting home made political pipe bombs while they are still in their hands, but beyond that, there is an undercurrent to this, and it seems very very dark. 

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Abaco Nov 21, 2017 8:11 AM Permalink

The new apology theme is vomit inducing.  "I have always been an advocate for women.  I  didn't realize until now that my behvior was piggish. We all have so much to learn and I am such a highly evolved sensitive man that I have come to a heightened respect for  wormen and and their lives"These men are all full of shit.  They had not respect for women when they were actinng like pigs now.  THeir behavior wan't "innapropriate - it was criminal, and the only reason their are spweing this bullshit is to try to save their careers and their reputations.

20-20 Hindsight Nov 21, 2017 7:20 AM Permalink

We could simplify this: could we not just get a list of the handful of decent people (if they even exist)  from all spheres of society (corporate, government, entertainment industries) who actually DID NOT abuse their powers to prey upon young (often underage) defenseless victims of sexual groping, touching, harrassment, rape, sodomy, etc.?   How short would that list be?  Hypocritical monsters, all of them.

Sonder Nov 21, 2017 6:28 AM Permalink

I wonder if the sudden pressure on media cretins is actually part of a campaign by Trump to destroy his adversaries within the country. Perhaps I'm giving orange boy too much credit, but it would make sense from the perspective of someone consolidating power. 

Grandad Grumps Nov 21, 2017 5:59 AM Permalink

Do all of the women get together ahead of the announcement? Seems suspicious how it is always a number of "women" all at one time who typically recount their horror from 30 years ago.

Jack Oliver Nov 21, 2017 5:47 AM Permalink

Gotta wonder why the are all 'admitting' this !!

Should become clear soon - They don't 'admit' SHIT for NOTHING !

There is something much - much bigger !!

Golden Showers Nov 21, 2017 5:08 AM Permalink

So this is where we are after decades of Feminist Theory? Meanwhile, in Europe, women are being butchered, raped, extorted, and lawlessness is appreciated and enabled?Obviously women are still as selective about who rapes them and their children in the US. But if it was some Muslim it would be a whole other matter. That would be awesome!Or is feminist theory just bullshit?How many Feminists does it take to cry rape when it only takes one woman to step up?You cowards. It's like a contest now. Whomever higher profile grabbed you is a whole new thing. Like a contest. Like all of a sudden you come out of the woodwork with your stories of suffering and defilement that breaks our hearts. I belive you. It's just that it's all about you.I don't doubt for a moment that you were treated like shit. And it's not alright.I just want to know when you egalitarian feminist women are going to stand up for all the other women and children in Europe or anywhere else on the planet breathing the same air. Because you won't. You haven't. You're not going to. You don't care. Why don't you stand up for women everywhere?Someone grabs your ass or whips their dick out is far less suffering than someone who cuts off your clitorous and rapes you all day long with their uncle and cousins and treats you like a beast of flesh. And you're welcome we have a legal system that gives a shit unlike all the other women in the world have.I'm more feminist than you. If someone tried this shit on my kids, I'd drag them behind my truck. Just saying. There's some shit I will never ever ever put up with.Every feminist female whom I have ever met is sexually promiscuous, will fuck anything with a dick, will step out on you, lie to you, and keep you around if your are cute or useful. I've been there. Done that. And they all have unresolved issues that become your problem.You want me to say it's your fault? No. I'm just saying that it's your fault for every other child, woman, man, goat, sheep, in Europe or the rest of the world is okay unless it happens to you, which is fine. No one cares, especially not you bitches.Everyone acts like it "whoops!" I was a minor on a private jet going to a private island and I was molested. Or I was dropped off. Or I was at the White House. Or I was born. Let me tell you something: 2 billion of you women don't get respect, rights or law, all the other men who crawl out from women just like you smash skulls in on thier women where the fuck are you?No where.Ghost Town.Fuck you.

To Hell In A H… Nov 21, 2017 4:51 AM Permalink

Rope a Grope. I think we British men have a bit more class and decorum, than you American wild-west savages. What is it with the USSA psyche, that makes you think groping women is a good thing? A man thing?I witnessed first hand on this forum the defence by many when Trump was talking about his grab-em-by-the-pussy quote. What scenario was Trump talking about? A grope is a grope and it's not good in todays world and it has nothing to do with being PC, or in my day I would brush it off.I don't give a shit what some of you frauds want to say, but if your wife, or daughter was groped at work, you would not be fucking happy and if it was a dindu groper? Fuck me, your guns would come out.An arm around the shoulder, or waist is far enough to understand the boundaries if she wants you to go further, or that's far enough, but the genitals and the breasts are off limits. Call me what you want, but groping is for sad fuckers. Have American men lost the art of reading body language? It appears so.

InnVestuhrr Nov 21, 2017 4:30 AM Permalink

According to the koran, handbook of the MIC's favorite import, these women wanted and deserved to be groped because they were not wearing burka's, were acting like men in the company of men, etc.The proof is that there are NO muzzies being publicly attacked for groping.

economists_do_… Nov 21, 2017 4:07 AM Permalink

Only 8?  Those are rookie numbers.  lol  A guy at work who was there 10+ years got fired for tapping a female co-worker on the shoulder to get her attention.  She claimed 'sexual harassment.'  *rolls eyes

css1971 Nov 21, 2017 3:49 AM Permalink

Ah the can. Opened. Worms everywhere. It really does seem that the left accuses others of what it is doing. Amazing lack of imagination.

Fireman Nov 21, 2017 3:36 AM Permalink

It be the Salem Witch Hunt all over again...as if USSA didn't have enough problems with its empire falling apart and the world wising up to our filthy petroscrip Saudi toilet paper dollah. So damn it let's start burning some goddamn witches at least. Or bag the bitchez in burkas and have done with this shit.

teslacoil Nov 21, 2017 2:36 AM Permalink

I have a money making idea  for all these pervs:Open a chain of Gropers-R-Us stores.  Provide life-size sex dolls and charge by the minute for groping and other Bill Clinton, Cosby, Franken, etcetcetcetc type of activities.And why spend all that money on DOD?Iaccoca once said, 'Let the Russians have us.  Nothing left worth saving.'Time to reboot planet Earth and start over, again.  

desertboy Nov 21, 2017 2:36 AM Permalink

After a career of sucking up to the corporate and establishment's elite -- and spreading their propaganda -- ol' Charlie's done a lot more damage than a little booty grabbing.

Yen Cross Nov 21, 2017 1:30 AM Permalink

  If you look at a girl, you could be arrested.  Please treat you new Southern/ Far Eastern interns with respect, while training them.  Sincerely,  Rip Van Winkle

Manipuflation Nov 21, 2017 1:07 AM Permalink

This is not even politcs anymore.  The vagina issue has gotten so over the top that it is now out of control.  I have a vagina in the other room if I want it.  NO THANKS.  Two kids should help you understand.Good grief.  Males are very good at breeding females  Males breed with females and it is so.  That is some news to you?  Put the fucking phone down. 

CaptainObvious Manipuflation Nov 21, 2017 1:21 AM Permalink

When I was a youngun, I'd fuck anything that let me.  (Yeah, I had a couple of real desperation fucks, like any man who was the last man in the bar at 3:00AM and hadn't gotten laid yet and the only thing left was a buck-toothed hambeast with armpit hair.)  But I never touched a woman without permission.  When I couldn't find a woman to fuck, it was fapping to porno mags with a handful of tissues.  These powerful people who are being accused have the same option to date Rosy Palm and her five sisters, but they don't take it, because their mighty egos dictate that they should not have to service themselves, and dammit, there's that cute little intern over there with the tight ass and the bangin' chest, so she better service me.  It's the mindset that you can have anything you want because you are powerful.  And yeah, women do it, too.  How many stories have been published in the last month alone about some horny teacher using her power over a student to get laid?  At least five.This is why we need term limits, people.  (Well, it's reason number 1,254 why we need term limits.)  It limits the God complex in these motherfuckers, because there's an expiration date on their power and influence.  And it saves the taxpayers from paying out 17 million Yellenbux to cover for the indiscretions of the powerful barnacles that cling to the Congress.

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Fed-up with be… CaptainObvious Nov 21, 2017 1:57 AM Permalink

Your terminology had me LOL-ing today.  Well done, and masterfully truthful.I, too, banged every crack I found lay my hands on, but it was TOO easy, as I was a strapping young good-looker and women fawned over me.   One of my Mom's best friends actually offered to "at least let me blow you" attempts to get some and that felt uncomfortably like Mom wanting a piece.  YUCK.   She had huge tits and we called her "Jean-Betty Tits."  She showed me her tits once,and OUCH, it was amazingly uncomfy for a young buck like me who could have any 17 year old back of the barn.Over the years, I had a young LOVELY secretary come in and  mimic a blowjob right in my office, smiling the whole way.   That reminded me how close I could have come to coming in my office during a break, allowing a jizz-rip to stain my nicest slacks.  NOPE, and again it was like shitting on my doorstep and I stayed away from her. I never once put my hands on a lady without her showing me the way.  And, I was the boss, owner, etc.  NOPE.

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freedom1798 Nov 21, 2017 1:10 AM Permalink

American women are insane.   They want to be desirable, so they dress and act accordingly.  Then when guys respond accordingly, they accuse them of sexual harrassment.  It's just a pathetic power trip on their part.  Seems like now a lot are trying to cash in.Women and niggers, I am pretty sick of hearing about them every fucking day.   I used to like watching sports because there were no women and no politics involved.  Now that has changed. Women, niggers, and the NFL can all go to hell.   Fortunately, I read a lot more than I used to.

Internet-is-Beast freedom1798 Nov 21, 2017 3:55 AM Permalink

"American women are insane." Agree--reason is that half the time they also want to be men. They lack femininity and grace. Look at those news presenters with the headlight eyes and the hard-edged masculine voices. American men have definitely been conditioned to lower their expectations. It's kind of like American cars back in the 60's vs European cars. Compare a Ford Granada to a Jaguar of the same era. The Granada is a meretricious imitation of a Mercedes while the Jaguar is truely beautiful with its graceful curves and understated nobility.

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rtb61 Nov 21, 2017 12:47 AM Permalink

Isn't it interesting the more particular men carry out about women and women rights, the more likely they are to be an abuser, basically setting up a trap. The more compliments shitty men pay to women, the nastier they are and yet the nice guys that stick to the truth are abused.Pick the exciting interesting men, don't be suprised when they pay the best compliments after a beating, all to set up round 2 and it the greatest abusrdity of all they blame the rest of us for it.