Another one bites the dust; Charlie Rose from 60 Minutes has been accused by at least eight women of sexual misconduct.
All of the women, who spoke about their misadventures with the veteran journalist, are either current or former co-workers.
The Washington Post, which broke the story, said that they interviewed the staff members along with their family members who corroborated their disturbing accounts.
The women revealed that some of them were groped, while a few received unwanted sexual advances and flirtation from Rose.
The first person to talk to the respected publication is Reah Bravo who held several positions on Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007.
She said Rose often behaved inappropriately with her as they traveled for work via car or plane.
She explained: “It has taken ten 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.”
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s assistants in the mid-2000s, said he often walked around naked while she was in his room going over work-related matters.
She said: “It was quite early in working there that he put his hand on my mid-thigh. I don’t think I said anything. I tensed up. I didn’t move his hand off, but I pulled my legs to the other side of the car. I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out.”
The host of CBS This Morning has apologized.
In a statement, he said: “In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.”
Rose added: “It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I sincerely apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
He went on to say: “I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”
Many predict more women will come out to accuse Rose.