Washington - Charlie Rose, host of "Charlie Rose" and "CBS This Morning," is accused of sexual harassment. No half-hearted, eight women at once catapulted the allegations to the famous host.
They told The Washington Post that Charlie Rose had been harassing them for a long time. Including obscene phones, walking naked in front of them, groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or who planned to work on the "Charlie Rose" show from the late 1990s until recently 2011. Their ages ranged from 21 to 37 years old when the incident occurred.
|Charlie Rose is accused of sexually harassing a female co-worker. |
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Most women say Rose in turn shows anger and flattery in their interactions with them. Five describes Rose putting her hands on their feet, sometimes their upper thighs, in what they perceive as tests to gauge their reaction.
Two people say that while they work for Rose at his residence or traveling with him on business, he comes out of the bathroom and walks naked in front of them. One said that he felt his ass at the staff party.
Reah Bravo who worked for Rose PBS started in 2007 in an interview calling Rose's unwanted behavior while working in her private seaside area in Bellport, NY, and while traveling with her in a car, in a hotel suite and private plane. "He is a sexual predator, and I am the victim," he told The Post.
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose's assistants in the mid-2000s, recalled at least a dozen examples where Rose walked naked in front of her as she worked in one of her New York City homes. He also repeatedly summoned the 21-year-old woman late at night or early morning to describe her fantasy swimming naked in Bellport's pond as she watched from her bedroom, she said.
He said that he told Yvette Vega, Rose's executive producer, about this. "I explained how he incorrectly spoke to me during that period," said Godfrey-Ryan. "He'll just shrug and just say, 'It's just Charlie.'"
In a statement to The Post, Vega said she should do more to protect young women at the event. "I'm supposed to defend them I'm a failure It's devastating I regret not helping them," said Vega, 52, who has worked with Rose since the show was created in 1991.
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Godfrey-Ryan said that when Rose learned that she had told her colleague about her behavior, she fired him.
Megan Creydt, who worked as a coordinator at the event from 2005 to 2006, also accused Rose. "He put his hand in the middle of my thighs," said Creydt, who agreed to be interviewed to support another woman who advanced with claims he considered more serious about Rose.
She said that during the incident, Rose drove her Mini Cooper in Manhattan as she sat in the passenger seat. "I do not think I say anything, I'm tense, I do not move his hand, but I pull my foot to the other side of the car I try not to get in the car again with him I think he is testing me," he explained.
Her boyfriend later confirmed to The Post that she told her story at the time. In addition to the eight women who said they were harassed, The Post spoke to about two dozen former employees of Rose. Six said they saw what they perceived as harassment, eight people said they were uncomfortable with Rose's treatment of female employees, and 10 said they did not see or hear anything about it.
"He's always professional with me, I've never witnessed an unprofessional incident," said Eleonore Marchand Mueller, a former assistant Rose who worked for him from 2003 to 2005.
Rose, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also hosted CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes responding directly to the allegations. 75-year-old man was deeply embarrassed by the emergence of this problem.
"In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for a woman's career I've worked on, but in the last few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues," Rose said in a statement. given to The Post.
"It is important that these women know that I hear them and I am very sorry for my inappropriate behavior I am very embarrassed Sometimes I often disbelieve, and I am responsible for it, although I do not believe that all the accusation is accurate.I always feel that I'm pursuing a feeling together, although now I realize I'm wrong, "he continued.
"I have learned so much as a result of this incident, and I hope others will also like it.All of us, including myself, are heading for new and deeper confessions about the pain caused by past behavior, and have achieved a new respect that depth for women and their lives, "he asserted.
Within hours of the publication of this article, LP PBS and Bloomberg immediately stopped distributing the show "Charlie Rose". CBS also announced that they suspended Rose at the sight of the matter. (Washington Post )