CBS Fires Charlie Rose for 'Extremely Disturbing and Intolerable' Behavior

Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose

"It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior", Rose said in a statement posted to his Twitter account.

One of the women, Reah Bravo, told the Post that when she worked for Rose he once positioned himself in front of a mirror without any clothes on so she could see him.

The network initially suspended Rose on Monday after The Washington Post reported that eight women accused Rose of various misconduct, but CBS News President David Rhodes announced Tuesday that the "CBS This Morning" co-host has been terminated.

She said Rose had groped her multiple times and claimed he once summoned her to his hotel room and emerged naked from the shower.

Rose issued a statement to the Post that he is "greatly embarrassed". "Both my son and my daughter called me; Oprah called me and said, 'Are you OK?' I am not OK".

He said: 'In my 45 years of journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked.

Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell: "Women can not achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility".

Rose was a co-host on the morning show "CBS This Morning" and a correspondent for its long-running Sunday night news magazine "60 Minutes".

O'Donnell said there was no excuse for the behavior of which Rose is accused.

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"I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate", said Rose.

Rose joins a lengthening list of media figures who have lost jobs because of workplace behaviour, including Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Fox host Bill O'Reilly, NBC News political reporter Mark Halperin and National Public Radio news chief Michael Oreskes.

CBS said it wasn't aware of any complaints about Rose's behaviour at its own organization.

In light of the allegations, PBS and Bloomberg are suspending distribution of Rose's nationally syndicated interview show.

"I really am still reeling". I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realise I was mistaken.

"Charlie does not get a pass here", King stressed, claiming she is "still reeling" from the news.

"I intend to speak to him, certainly later today", King said, "but I'm very sorry, and I'm very glad they have spoken up".

She added: "I am deeply rocked by this".

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