Gayle King: CBS must cover Charlie Rose allegations

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Following the revelation that CBS personality Charlie Rose had been accused of sexual impropriety, the president of CBS announced on Tuesday that Rose has now been fired and will no longer be a part of the network.

They accused Rose of groping them and walking around naked while they were either working at his home or traveling on business. That's hard.' Then I think about what these women were going through.

She said that while the story described a Rose she did not know, "I'm also clearly on the side of the women who have been very hurt and damaged by this".

Rose, 75, is accused of exposing himself to employees and prospective workers of his self-titled show on PBS between the late 1990s and 2011, according to a Washington Post investigation.

"Do you want to say anything to those accusers, the people that's accusing you of all these wrongdoings?" the cameraman asked.

On Tuesday his CBS This Morning co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell reacted to the accusations on air.

"I am greatly embarrassed".

"He doesn't get a pass because I can't stop thinking about the anguish of these women; what happened to their dignity, what happened to their bodies, what happened to maybe even their careers", King said. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.

A former intern for Charlie Rose said that Rose put her in a very uncomfortable position.

She's the latest woman to work on the show to come forward. "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".

Rose was seen returning to his NY city apartment last night. "I'll tell you what I am is raw".

After the report, a CBS News spokeswoman said "this is new information" that was received by management after Rose was sacked at lunchtime Tuesday.

Sarah Gordon told NBC News that the incident occurred in 2002, when she was a 21-year-old intern on Charlie Rose.

Two women who spoke to The Post said they had complained to Rose's executive producer, Yvette Vega, about the alleged inappropriate behavior.

"It's a harrowing and awful abuse of power", Colbert said of the allegations.

One of the women who did speak publically worked as one of the veteran journalist's assistants when she was in her early 20s.

King said she's still wrapping her brain around the firing of Rose, an icon in the US, but applauds Rose's accusers. "It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them".

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