CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg suspend Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations

  • CBS, PBS, and Bloomberg announced they have suspended Charlie Rose amid accusations he sexually harassed his female colleagues.
  • Eight women accused Rose of varying levels of misconduct in a bombshell Washington Post report on Monday.
  • Rose released a statement apologizing for his actions.

CBS News, PBS, and Bloomberg have announced they have suspended Charlie Rose after a bombshell report in which eight women accused the longtime journalist of sexual harassment.

A CBS News spokesperson said, “Charlie Rose is suspended immediately” while the network looks into the allegations. “These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously,” the statement read.

PBS sought to distance itself from Rose in its own statement:

“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose.’ ‘Charlie Rose’ is produced by Charlie Rose, Inc., an independent television production company. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

Bloomberg said it was “deeply disturbed” by the allegations against Rose and said it was “immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV.”

The Washington Post first reported the allegations against Rose on Monday. The women interviewed by the newspaper described incidents in which Rose allegedly touched them inappropriately and engaged in lewd conversations.

The accusations follow an avalanche of reports of sexual harassment and misconduct involving high-profile figures spanning the realms of politics, entertainment, journalism, and tech, among others.

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