A new investigation by The Washington Post alleges the network’s head honchos were warned about the former TV host’s actions towards women over the course of 30 years!
The complaints supposedly began as early as 1986 and stopped as recently as April 2017, months before Rose, 76, was fired from his CBS This Morning show.
According to the outlet, 14 CBS News employees and 13 women who worked with Rose elsewhere, claimed he sexually harassed them.
“Your story is unfair and inaccurate,” Rose said in response to the Post’s article.
“I was never informed that Charlie behaved badly with women,” former CBS News chairman Jeff Fager wrote in a statement following the scandal. “I hired him because he was one of the best interviewers in the country. Period. If I knew there was this darker side he never would have been hired.”
Added CBS News President David Rhodes this March: “I was not aware of harassment by Charlie Rose at CBS.”
CBS then issues a statement to the Post following their investigation, saying: “Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we’ve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior.”
“That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process,” added the network.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Charlie Rose’s alleged victims claimed he would often touch their breasts and genitals while in the workplace, as well as walk around naked in their presence. They also said he made sexually-charged comments and inappropriate phone calls knowing they were listening.
The former co-anchor eventually apologized for his actions.
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