CBS has terminated Charlie Rose, effective immediately, after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct.
In a memo, CBS said that "Despite Charlie's important journalist contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace—a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place."
BREAK: CBS has fired Charlie Rose. Memo that just went out to CBS News staffers pic.twitter.com/Db9NpKDv2l— John Koblin (@koblin) November 21, 2017
On Monday night, the Washington Post reported that eight woman accused Rose of sexual misconduct.
The CBS “This Morning” co-host had been accused of making unwanted sexual advances that ranged from walking around naked in front of women who worked for him, making lewd suggestions during phone calls, and groping their breasts, butt or genital areas.
Overnight Charlie Rose released a statement in which he apologized "deeply" and said he had learned a great deal as a result of these events, although he countered that he did not believe "all of the accusations were accurate."
Some were surprised by Charlie Rose's sudden and dramatic fall from grace; some were not...
My statement in full. pic.twitter.com/3kvFrqF2dT— Charlie Rose (@charlierose) November 20, 2017
Not sure why everyone is surprised by Charlie Rose, the man is a human roofie— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 21, 2017