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Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
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. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken. “I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.” Most of the women said Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with them. Five described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they perceived as a test to gauge their reactions. Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them
originally posted by: Nyiah
At this point, it doesn't matter what party someone is affiliated with -- the tipping point seems to have been reached at least in my group of friends. Not one other person (myself aside) I know cares anymore. Folks who were outraged with the first guy (Weinstein, wasn't it?) are getting progressively more apathetic or are just flat out annoyed by the constant deluge of claims.
Even the two I know who were raped are taking the accusations with a huge grain of salt and don't care to hear more claims. It's not that it's triggery for them, it's as one said,"Turning into white noise, and when survivors hear white noise, it's time to stop."
originally posted by: carewemust
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: xuenchen
No not Charlie too!
I would almost fear the deviancy of someone like Charlie Rose over that of a hardened criminal.
Its like Mr Rogers or Bert on Sesame Street being molestors.