Charlie Rose fired after multiple sexual harassment claims

Charlie Rose fired after multiple sexual harassment claims

Seth Meyers had some choice words for veteran newsman Charlie Rose, who was sacked from CBS and PBS on Tuesday after eight women came forward alleging he groped and sexually harassed them while they were either working for him or pursuing jobs on one of his shows.

Rose's downfall came after he was accused in The Washington Post of groping women, walking naked in front of them or making lewd phone calls.

"I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior", Rose said Monday.

Colbert informed his audience that Rose was sacked from CBS because what he was being accused of was "disturbing and unusual". Charlie and I have worked together, been friends, but when you think about the anguish of those women - despite the friendship - you have to report the news.

"I am greatly embarrassed".

He also hosts "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, a critically-acclaimed morning news programs which has been gaining the past few years on its better-known rivals. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that.

Rhodes continued, "CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last".

Reuters could not independently verify the accounts of the women. "We are immediately suspending distribution of 'Charlie Rose'".

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"I'm deeply disappointed and angry that people were victimised - and that even people not connected with these events could see their hard work undermined".

"In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and canceled distribution of his programs", PBS said in a statement on Tuesday.

"PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect", New York Post quoted the statement as saying.

Charlie Rose has been terminated from his position at CBS This Morning, following sexual misconduct allegations. "There is no excuse for this alleged behavior".

King also mentioned that she was "wincing" during Colbert's opening monologue - in which the late-night host cracked jokes about a sweeping number of recent sexual misconduct scandals involving high-profile figures in entertainment, media and government. "I really am still reeling", she said. Bloomberg and PBS, which distributed Rose's show on the publicly funded network, announced that they would cease to do so on Monday. She added that Rose "doesn't get a pass".

"Charlie Rose" is produced by an independent television production company. Because how do you - what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so awful.

An acute listener, Rose employed an engaging yet serious style in contrast to the bitter partisan arguments, cross-talk and raised voices on cable television.

Usually a lively, news-focused broadcast, the show was grim Tuesday, with Rose absent.

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