Renown Journalist/News Anchor Charlie Rose Accused Of Mulitple Counts Of Sexual Misconduct.
Charlie Rose has been one of the faces of the News since the 1970’s and has been a widely accepted source. Today we learn that behind scenes according to his victims he is a “sexual predator.”
Eight reports have now come to light About the news anchors unwanted sexual advances. He touched their legs as a test to see how they would react to his advances. Rose invited female interns and potential staff back to his residence and used the excuse of showering to walk around the women naked. There are multiple accusations of forced touching and groping of private areas. When the woman made complaints, his staff, used to his sexual antics, would just say that it was “Charlie being Charlie.”
The women claim they came forward in efforts to prevent further abuse. In light of these accusations, PBS and CBS have suspended Rose. Charlie tweeted the following in response to the allegations:
According to the report by Post contributor Irin Carmon and investigative reporter Amy Brittain, one accuser, Reah Bravo, was an intern and then associate producer for Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007. In various interviews, she detailed unwanted sexual advances from Rose.
“It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” she told The Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.”
Another accuser, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, was Rose’s former assistant and detailed “at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes.” She claims the CBS and PBS star also “repeatedly called” her “at night or early in the morning to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked.”
Megan Creydt worked as a coordinator on the show from 2005 to 2006 and was a colleague of Godfrey-Ryan. She told the Post that Rose “put his hand on my mid-thigh” and understands that other claims are more serious but she was willing to speak to the paper to “support other women who were coming forward.”
The 75-year-old is considered a broadcasting legend and has interviewed everyone from Steve Jobs to Barack Obama. Time magazine named Rose one of its 100 most influential people in 2014 and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg once described him as “one of the most important and influential people in journalism.”