Charlie Rose suspended by CBS after 8 women accuse him of sexual harassment

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 06: Charlie Rose attends The Hollywood Reporter’s 5th Annual 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hollywood Reporter )

CBS News has suspended Charlie Rose, and PBS will halt production and distribution of his show following reports of sexual harassment allegations.

Rose is facing accusations of sexual harassment by eight women.

The women told The Washington Post that the host of the “Charlie Rose” show either touched them inappropriately, appeared before them naked or made lewd calls to them at night.

Three of the women spoke on the record. Five spoke under a condition of anonymity, for fear of Rose’s stature within the journalism world.

In a statement to the Post, Rose offered an apology to his accusers but said that he did not believe all of the allegations are accurate.

“I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken,” the 75-year-old journalist said.

Rose has hosted the “Charlie Rose” show since 1991. Currently, he is also a co-host on “CBS This Morning” and a correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

Following the Post report, CBS News suspended Rose and PBS halted production of the “Charlie Rose” show, The Associated Press reports.

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