Published Nov 20, 2017Further proving that the entertainment industry as we know it is most likely a ceaseless cesspool of sexual misconduct, veteran television host Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.
The Washington Post has dropped a lengthy report detailing multiple allegations that Rose sexually harassed his coworkers and/or aspiring coworkers from the late 1990s up until 2011.
Their stories include situations where Rose allegedly groped their breasts, buttocks or genitals, walked around naked in front of them or made lewd phone calls to them. Three of the eight women went on the record with their full names, while five feared that Rose would seek revenge.
You can read all of the sordid details here.
Rose has also released a statement about the allegations, which reads as follows:
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. 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.