Charlie Rose Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Charlie Rose, “CBS This Morning” host and “60 Minutes” correspondent, was fired by CBS a day after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct.

As reported in the The New York Times, David Rhodes, the president of CBS News, told staff members in an internal email that Mr. Rose, a host of “CBS This Morning” and a “60 Minutes” correspondent, had been let go after allegations were raised “of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”

In light of the revelations PBS terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and canceled distribution of his programs. “PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” said the  nonprofit broadcaster in a statement.

The Washington Post reported that eight women, three of them on the record, said that Mr. Rose had made crude sexual advances.

“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,” said Mr. Rose.