On October 20, Charlie Rose asked Jodi Kantor — who is a New York Times reporter — about the Harvey Weinstein scandal in “CBS This Morning” segment. Now, he is also being accused of sexual harassment or assault.
The wake of multiple sexual harassment or assault scandals, allegations, and claims Rose had also spoken a lot about harassment just like every journalist in the recent time. Here are some of his statements which he said before getting fired from CBS News. The news outlet said in a statement on Monday following sexual misconduct allegations, “Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously.” The claims also led “Charlie Rose” distribution to suspension.
Here are some of his statements over sexual harassment.
At the time when Roger Ailes died in May, Rose was hosting PBS interview show in which he discussed the founder of Fox News.
He said to journalists Gabriel Sherman and Jim Rutenberg, “Let’s assume all of the things that … tainted Roger Ailes’ career, all the sexual harassment stuff, had not been there.” Rose added, “What would be his legacy?”
On his morning show “CBS This Morning,” Rose asked Kantor — who is the co-writer of Times’ Harvey Weinstein scandal investigation — “Is this just the tip of the iceberg we’re seeing? Is there some sense there’s a lot of other things coming out in this story?”
Rose’s discussed now disgraced producer Weinstein with the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Tina Brown, around 10 minutes in a segment of his interview show.
Rose asked, “Why didn’t this come out sooner?” And “What happens to him now?”
After being accused of sexual harassment by eight women, the co-anchors of “CBS This Morning” issued an apology regarding his actions.
“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” the statement reads. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.”
He concluded, “I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”