- In a video posted Tuesday, the TV anchor Charlie Rose when asked what he would say to women who have accused him of sexual harassment said, “It’s not wrongdoings.”
- Several former employees and interns have accused Rose of various degrees of sexual misconduct.
- Rose has been suspended by CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg.
In a video posted on Twitter by Yashar Ali, a reporter, on Tuesday morning, Rose was asked what he would like to say to those accusing him of “wrongdoings.”
“It’s not wrongdoings,” Rose responded before walking through a revolving door.
Eight women, three of whom spoke on the record, accused Rose of sexual harassment in a Washington Post report published Monday. Business Insider also spoke to former interns who say Rose harassed them. The allegations against Rose include groping, lewd phone calls, and appearing nude in front of women without their consent.
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, who in the mid-2000s was a 21-year-old assistant of his, told The Post that there were at least a dozen times when Rose walked in front of her while he was naked as she worked in one of his New York homes. She also told The Post that Rose repeatedly called her late at night or early in the morning to tell her about his fantasies about her swimming naked in his pool as he watched from his bedroom.
Three women have told Business Insider of their experiences while interning for Rose, or seeking to work for him, in 2005, 2008, and 2010. One said Rose touched her legs inappropriately as he was dropping her off at a dormitory in New York City and then on a separate occasion when she sought career advice invited her to his hotel room late in the evening.
Another says he invited her to dinner to discuss career opportunities, had her meet him at his townhouse, and greeted her at the door in a bathrobe and invited her into his home.
A third woman also says Rose greeted her at the door in a bathrobe and invited her in while she was delivering research to his apartment as an intern. She declined.
In response to these allegations, CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg have suspended Rose.
In a statement to The Post, Rose said he deeply apologized for “inappropriate behavior.”
“I am greatly embarrassed,” he 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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
When asked if he has anythingto say to the women who have accused him of”wrongdoings,” Charlie Rose responds and says:”It’s not wrongdoings.” pic.twitter.com/DXBm75HHLw
— Yashar Ali ðxÜ (@yashar) November 21, 2017