NC native, journalist Charlie Rose latest to face sex harassment allegations

NC native, journalist Charlie Rose latest to face sex harassment allegations

Charlie Rose, a TV-news veteran whose PBS interviews have made him a legend in the business and who has helped propel CBS' morning programming to new heights, has been accused of sexually harassing eight women in a new Washington Post report.

All eight women were employees or wanted to work for Rose, 75, on the "Charlie Rose" show that ran from the late 1990s to 2011, according to the Post. He now co-hosts "CBS This Morning" and contributes as a correspondent for "60 Minutes". Bravo worked for Rose's interview show starting in 2007 and says he made multiple advances when the two were alone together.

Rose, in response to the allegations, acknowledged he had "behaved insensitively at times" and is "greatly embarrassed".

Monday, Rose responded to the allegations saying, "I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior". She also told The Post that Rose repeatedly called her late at night or early in the mornings to tell her about his fantasies about her swimming naked in his Belport pool as he watched from his bedroom.

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Three of the women spoke on the record and five spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, "out of fear of Rose's stature in the industry, his power over their careers or what they described as his volatile temper". Rose's bathroom behavior, which allegedly involved summoning underlings to him as he bathed, became so well-known by the women that they gave it a nickname: "the shower trick".

"I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too", Rose added.

TV host Charlie Rose speaks at the Economic Club of NY luncheon in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., June 2, 2016.

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