CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Over Sexual Assault Allegations
CBS News has terminated the popular CBS This Morning co-host over allegations of sexual assault.
CBS News president David Rhodes announced today (Nov. 21) that Charlie Rose will not be welcomed back as his position of co-host of CBS This Morning.
“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic 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,” Rhodes said in a statement.
Rose was originally suspended from the network after The Washington Post released their investigative report from eight women who all worked or wanted to work for Charlie Rose’s PBS program. In the piece, they described Rose as a man who made unwanted sexual advances, walking around in the nude, and other inappropriate gestures in the 1990s through 2011.
One person speaking on anonymity said Charlie Rose “groped her breasts” as she drove him in a car. Two other women said he “walked naked in front of them” after taking a shower. “Some critics might say, well why were they in position, you know, to see him naked? But the thing about Charlie Rose is that he would commonly require his employees to come over to his private homes,” Amy Brittain, the author of the Post investigative report said.