Less than 48 hours after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, Charlie Rose has been let go by his three employers. CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg have all fired Rose.
ABC News reports:
Charlie Rose fired by CBS, PBS and Bloomberg over sexual misconduct allegations
Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was fired Tuesday by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg in the wake of eight women accusing him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances in a report in The Washington Post.
“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” said a statement posted to Twitter from CBS News President David Rhodes. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.”
In a statement, PBS also announced it had ended its relationship with Rose, whose self-titled interview show began airing in 1991.
“In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” PBS said.
Bloomberg TV confirmed it had severed ties with Rose, but had no further comment as of Tuesday afternoon.
At his age, this was essentially a retirement of Rose whether he was ready for it or not.