Television host Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS less than 24 hours after The Washington Post reported that eight women told the newspaper that Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them.
“I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate, Rose said in a statement. “I always felt that I pursued shared feelings though I now realize that I was mistaken.”
Within less than 72 hours, Rose was suspended and then fired from CBS where he was an anchor for their morning show, his nightly show “Charlie Rose” was taken off the air by PBS. CBS’ announcement of his firing was jarring.