Longtime television host Charlie Rose has been fired from CBS News after eight women accused him of sexual harassment.
CBS News president David Rhodes said in a memo Tuesday that Rose had been terminated. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program,” he wrote.
On Monday, The Washington Post published multiple accusations of inappropriate conduct from eight women who either worked with Rose or aspired to work with him between the late 1990s and 2011. The allegations included groping, unwanted sexual advances and appearing nude in front of them.
“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place,” Rhodes said.