CBS Fires Charlie Rose for 'Extremely Disturbing and Intolerable' Behavior
Firing comes after sexual misconduct accusations by 8 women.
Charlie Rose has been fired from CBS News and PBS in light of the sexual harassment complaints against him from eight women.
CBS News President David Rhodes called Rose's alleged behavior "extremely disturbing and intolerable."
NEW: CBS News terminates Charlie Rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. "There is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace," says CBS News President David Rhodes. pic.twitter.com/CPgVRjsvXJ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 21, 2017
In a report Monday, the Washington Post laid out allegations from eight women who worked for Rose over the years. It chronicled a pattern of sexual harassment by the longtime PBS journalist toward young, female staff members, including that he groped women and exposed himself.
Rose was a co-host of "CBS This Morning" alongside Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King, who reacted to the news this morning on the show.
The 75-year-old newsman was also a contributor to "60 Minutes" on CBS. Rose had hosted his PBS interview show since 1991.
A TMZ reporter tracked down Rose Monday night as he entered his New York City residence, asking whether he had anything to say to the women accusing him of "wrongdoings."
"It's not wrongdoings," he answered.
Earlier, Rose said in a statement: "I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed," though he added he does not believe all of the claims against him are accurate.
Watch the "Outnumbered" panel's reaction above.