• CBS News fires Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations.

    By: The Associated Press

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    CBS News has fired veteran newsman Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations.

    The network suspended him on Monday following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior.

    The women, three of whom spoke on the record in the deeply-reported story, accused Rose of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream.

    Rose told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior.

     

     

    In a memo sent to CBS News staff members Tuesday, network officials said Rose was fired "effective immediately."

    The 75-year-old journalist was one of three hosts of "CBS This Morning" and is also a contributor to "60 Minutes."

    "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell addressed sexual misconduct allegations against Rose on Tuesday's broadcast

    "He doesn't get a pass from anyone in this room. We are all deeply affected. We are all rocked by this. And I want to echo what Norah said, I really applaud the women that speak up despite the friendship. He doesn't get a pass because I can't stop thinking about the anguish of these women," King said.

    PBS halted its distribution of Charlie Rose's program that bears his name. The show featured his in-depth interviews with newsmakers. PBS announced Tuesday that it also was ending its relationship with Rose.


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