Charlie Rose’s fall from grace in the world of broadcasting is continuing, as twenty-seven other women have accused him of sexual harassment. Six months after he lost his job, the Washington Post published another report claiming that Rose first started harassing fellow employees back in the 1970’s.
The first time co-workers reported him to managers was in 1986. Joana Matthias, who used to work as a research assistant for NBC News, alleged that he once flashed his penis at her and groped her breasts in 1976.
She explained that “another personality would” surface and the “groping” would happen. Annemarie Parr had similar allegations.
The woman claims Rose once asked her, “Annemarie, do you like sex? Do you enjoy it?” He then went on to ask her how often she liked to do so.
Charlie’s misconduct continued to go on, including on his self-titled show on PBS where he supposedly groped a 20-year-old intern. The woman claims that he told her, “I want you to ride me.”
He also groped her while on a trip to California for a 60 Minutes piece. The accusations go on and on, including verbal harassment, lewd comments, and groping.
Charlie’s behavior continued at nearly every network he worked for, including, PBS, NBC News, CBS News, and CBS This Morning. In response to the report from the Washington Post, Charlie sent them an email which said their news piece was both “inaccurate,” and “unfair.”
Additionally, NBC News chose not to comment on the matter. CBS News stated they have never received a complaint about Charlie and will continue to work hard at creating a “safe” working environment for every employee.