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- After a Washington Post report of eight allegations of sexual misconduct against Charlie Rose, a clip from “The Royal Tenenbaums” has started to circulate online.
- A talk-show host character in “The Royal Tenenbaums” named Peter Bradley is said to be parodying Rose.
- In one scene, Peter Bradley puts his hands on Margot Tenenbaum’s breast during a press tour.
After a Washington Post report published Monday detailed eight allegations of sexual misconduct against news anchor Charlie Rose, the internet is speculating that a moment in Wes Anderson’s movie “The Royal Tenenbaums” may have been hinting at Rose’s alleged behavior.
In the film, a talk-show host character who closely resembles Rose – named Peter Bradley – touches Margot Tenenbaum’s breast during a press tour. A still from the scene with Peter Bradley and Margot Tenenbaum began to circulate on social media shortly after the Post published its report.
You can see the still from the scene here:
Charlie Rose parody "Peter Bradley" in THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, 16 years ago pic.twitter.com/ZbC8gzsiQk
— C. Mason Wells (@cmasonwells) November 20, 2017
Peter Bradley makes another appearance in the film when he interviews writer Eli Cash (Owen Wilson) on his show “The Peter Bradley Show.” “The Peter Bradley Show” has long been speculated to be a parody of “The Charlie Rose Show,” as its black backdrop and Bradley’s mannerisms strongly resemble both Rose and his show.
“The Royal Tenenbaums” was released in 2001, and the alleged incidents involving Rose took place between 1990 and 2011, according to the Post.
One of “The Royal Tenenbaums” DVD extras includes a full episode of “The Peter Bradley Show,” which has also began to circulate after the allegations against Rose.
You can watch the full episode of “The Peter Bradley Show” here:
Wes Anderson did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.