There's yet another name to be added to the list of public figures accused of sexual misconduct. It's a list that's already becoming too long to keep track of, but as long as victims continue to come forward, there unfortunately doesn't seem to be an end in sight.
Eight women have come forward to accuse talk show host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. Amid the fallout, Rose was first suspended from CBS and ultimately fired. His show on PBS has also been canceled.
The allegations come from eight separate women who either worked with Rose or aspired to work with him.
via: GettyThe story was originally broken by The Washington Post. The report lists several behaviors of Rose's that the women found inappropriate, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, and groping their breasts, buttocks or genitals.
The women's experiences occurred as early as the late 1990s and as recently as 2011.
via: GettyFive of the women said that Rose put his hand on their legs and upper thighs in order to gauge their reactions. Two women saw him emerge from a shower and walk naked in front of them. One woman says that Rose grabbed her buttocks at a staff party.
At least one of the women — associate producer Rhea Bravo — says that she was inspired by the stories of sexual misconduct victims that have been permeating the news for the past few months.
via: Getty"It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were, "He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim." Another woman, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, says that while she was Rose's assistant in the mid-2000s, he repeatedly called her to describe his sexual fantasies of watching her swim naked in the pool. While eight women have come forward, the Washington Post reports that they spoke with an additional two dozen women who have worked with Rose in the past. Of those women, six said they saw what they considered to be harassment, eight said they were uncomfortable with Rose’s treatment of female employees, and 10 said they did not see or hear anything concerning.
After the Washington Post report, CBS suspended Rose from the morning show he had been co-hosting since 2012.
We begin this morning with news affecting all of us at this broadcast and this network. @CBSNews has suspended our… https://t.co/r3ku7tJvWY— CBS This Morning (@CBS This Morning)1511265865.0
Later that day, CBS announced that Rose had been fired.
NEW: CBS News terminates Charlie Rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. "There is absolutely nothing more… https://t.co/Mw767BQCZ7— CBS News (@CBS News)1511285582.0
Rose originally provided his statement to The Washington Post and later posted it to Twitter.
My statement in full. https://t.co/3kvFrqF2dT— Charlie Rose (@Charlie Rose)1511219197.0
People are reacting to the news of Charlie Rose exactly like you'd expect.
Charlie Rose is gone. And Spacey, Thrush, Louis CK, B.Ratner, Halperin, Tambor, Toback, etc etc etc. So why is Roy… https://t.co/qQ4bYh00g1— Mia Farrow (@Mia Farrow)1511290804.0
Not only is Roy Moore still running for Senate, but Donald Trump is still the president.
Anthony Weiner is in prison. Bill Clinton was impeached. Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey… https://t.co/qtDbvKcMRr— Keith Boykin (@Keith Boykin)1511218357.0
So why the disconnect between the way we treat actors or television personalities and the way we treat politicians?
With @CBS' firing of #CharlieRose, we now have yet another example of the entertainment industry having a higher re… https://t.co/ooKqvQrRwV— John Pavlovitz (@John Pavlovitz)1511286973.0
Regardless, there's one thing that we can hopefully all agree on: We need to believe women.
I believe Donald Trump’s accusers. I believe Harvey Weinstein’s accusers. I believe Mark Halperin’s accusers. I bel… https://t.co/Wn1TtsoOlG— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1511222342.0