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Charlie Rose suspended by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg amid sexual misconduct claims

22 November 2017

Veteran US journalist Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg overnight, after eight women accused him of sexual harassment over a period spanning twenty years.

Several "described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh".

One woman, Reah Bravo was an intern and then associate producer for Roses PBS show beginning in 2007.

"At least three women who asked not to be identified said they experienced unwanted sexual contact from Rose while working at CBS News", Bianna Golodryga reported on the "CBS Evening News".

Colbert later pulled an excerpt from the Washington Post bombshell that had one accuser claim that she was invited to his beach house changed out of his wet clothes and into a bathrobe wearing nothing underneath.

Syndicated nationwide since 1993, "Charlie Rose" had been a one-on-one interview show with prominent guests and had aired on 215 PBS affiliate stations.

"I thought about that too".

“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.

Rose's interview show is seen in 94 per cent of the country on PBS stations.

The "CBS This Morning" eye-opener segment, a 90-second collection of film clips about the day, also led with the Rose story and quoted two pundits speculating the charges may end his career.

Despite his age and heart troubles in the past, Rose had been one of the busiest figures in television.

Bloomberg said it was "deeply disturbed" by the allegations against Rose and said it was "immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV". I've held him in such high regard, and I'm really struggling because - how do you - what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so frightful? "It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them".

But it apparently was a poorly-kept secret in the industry.

But now that more survivors are stepping into the spotlight, Cottrell says its forcing everyone to have a conversation, how did we get here?

"I was wincing at your monologue though, Stephen", she scolded.

The accusations were sparked by multiple women speaking out against the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and a subsequent campaign encouraging victims to share their stories of sexual harassment under the #MeToo hashtag. In the news business alone, NBC political reporter Mark Halperin and top National Public Radio news executive Michael Oreskes have lost their jobs.

His persona on "CBS This Morning" was a little more whimsical, given the lighter subject matter of morning news shows in the United States.

"All of the cases that raise the issue of sexual harassment, which is a bad thing, (and) has probably been not exposed enough", Rose said.

"I think when the conversation begins to be more public, its nearly like it established permission to talk about the pain that they've experienced".

Charlie Rose suspended by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg amid sexual misconduct claims