LOS ANGELES – About 8 women have stepped forward accusing television host Charlie Rose of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behaviour.
CBS has suspended Rose from his show, while Bloomberg and PBS stop their distributions to the show after the news about his sex allegations were released to the world on Monday.
PBS reported that they were shocked of the allegations and did not expect such behaviour from someone they have been working with since 1991.
They released a statement on Monday afternoon; “We are immediately suspending distribution of Charlie Rose,” said the spokesperson of PBS in a written statement.
“PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workspace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”
CBS also suspended Rose, where he co-hosted a show called CBS This Morning since 2012, where he is also a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes.
“Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and e take them very seriously,” the CBS written statement continued.
The eight women who came forward accusing Rose of sexual assaults were either working with or working for him. To these news he said: “I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times and I accept responsibility for that.”