CBS fires Charlie Rose; PBS cuts ties following sexual misconduct allegations

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS News fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

Rose has been one of three hosts of “CBS This Morning” since 2012 and is also a contributor to “60 Minutes.”

The firing came after the Washington Post published an article Monday about women who said he groped them and walked around naked in front of them.

As for PBS, the organization terminated its relationship with Rose following the allegations. While PBS has distributed the program, it is produced by a company owned by Rose. PBS’ announcement that it was terminating its relationship with the host came an hour after CBS News announced it was terminating Rose, who hosted “CBS This Morning” and contributed to “60 Minutes.”

CBS News President David Rhodes said there is nothing more important than assuring a safe, professional workplace.

Rose’s co-hosts on the morning show, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, were sharply critical of their colleague on Tuesday. King said the allegations did not fit the Rose she knew, but that “I’m clearly on the side of the women who have been very hurt and damaged by this.”


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