Charlie Rose is the latest to join the long list of Hollywood personalities that are accused of sexual harassment, and the host has already come out with a statement apologizing for his improper behavior. The accusation comes at a time where the issue of workplace misconduct in any form is particularly sensitive in the industry given the surprising news involving a slew of established men supposedly leading a double life as predators, including the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K.
The allegations have come from a total of 8 women who all claim that Rose has harassed them one way or another. There is nothing really new in the slew of bad behavior that the host exhibited, from inappropriately touching to making lewd comments, as they are basically the same crimes that the all the other accused men have allegedly committed. If anything, it just only further establishes that there is definitely a pattern when it comes to the conduct of such people.
In light of the fiasco, the host has sent an official statement to The Washington Post which is also the media outlet that broke the news regarding claims against Rose. In the presser, he apologized for his wrongdoings and said that he is ready to deal with the repercussions brought about by his behavior. Nevertheless, he does not admit to anything and even said that he believes that not "all of these allegations are accurate." You can read Rose's full statement below:
“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.”
The reported incidents took place from the late 1990s to 2011, and the women ranged in age from 21 to 37. The 75-year-old veteran personality has hosted his PBS show since 1993 and joined CBS This Morning in 2012. This development has led to PBS suspending the distribution of the program, while CBS has suspended the anchor from his daily talk show duties.
Aside from Rose, Weinstein, Spacey and C.K., a number of men in power like director Brett Ratner, former DC Comics editor Eddie Berganza, Arrowverse producer Andrew Kreisberg, One Tree Hill producer Mark Schwahn and Girls writer/producer Murray Miller have all been accused of similar misconduct.
Source: The Washington Post