'CBS This Morning' to air for 1st time after Rose suspension

Nick Sanchez
November 22, 2017

David Rhodes, president of CBS News, tweeted a statement saying Rose's "termination" is effective immediately.

"CBS This Morning" was put in the unusual position of reporting on one of their own hosts as their lead story Tuesday after the Washington Post disclosed that several women accused him of groping them and walking naked in front of them.

The Post's report detailed how Rose's power sometimes created an environment of constant fear among the women who worked for him, despite people reporting his activity to Vega.

The women claim that the inappropriate advances took place when they worked for or aspired to work for Rose on his longtime running PBS show "Charlie Rose" from the late 1990s until as recently as 2011.

Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior. A former associate producer for Rose's PBS show, Reah Bravo, told the Washington Post: "He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim".

He adds he always felt he was pursuing shared feelings, but says he realizes he was mistaken.

Rose since been fired by CBS and suspended from PBS and Bloomberg broadcast. CBS is also suspending Rose from his position as co-anchor of CBS This Morning.

Despite Rose's journalistic contributions to CBS News, "There is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace", Rhodes said in the statement. "To the women who have not spoken up, or who are afraid, I'm hoping that now they will take the steps to speak out too, that this will become a moment of truth".

CBS, on which Rose has co-anchored CBS This Morning since 2012, has suspended the journalist pending an investigation.

"Six said they saw what they considered to be harassment, eight said they were uncomfortable with Rose's treatment of female employees, and 10 said they did not see or hear anything concerning".

"Charlie does not get a pass here", King stressed, claiming she is "still reeling" from the news. Bravo also recounted instances where Rose groped her in the back off a auto and got on top of her while they were on a private airplane.

"I have to say I'm still reeling ..."

"I have held him in such high regard, and I'm really struggling, because what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so disgusting?" "Let me be very clear: There is no excuse for this alleged behavior".

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