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Charlie Rose suspended after sexual harassment claims

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:12

One of the most prominent American interviewers, Charlie Rose, is suspended from a number of U.S. networks after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them. Grace Lee reports.

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After a string of sexual harassment claims, the reputation of one of America's most influential broadcasters is on thin ice. On Monday (November 21), veteran journalist Charlie Rose was suspended from U.S. news networks including CBS and Bloomberg, after eight women told the Washington Post he'd made unwanted sexual advances, walking around in the nude and groping them. 75-year-old Rose is a co-host on CBS This Morning and a reporter for 60 minutes. CBS News says the allegations against him are 'extremely disturbing'. Rose has issued an apology for what he refers to as 'inappropriate behaviour', though he's suggested that the claims may not be entirely accurate. The Post says it carried out multiple interviews with the women in question who were employees or aspired to work for Rose from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. It says they were aged between 21 and 37 at the time of the alleged encounters and their stories had quote "striking commonalities." While three of the women went on the record with the paper, five chose to stay anonymous fearing that speaking out could affect their careers.

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Charlie Rose suspended after sexual harassment claims

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 01:12