Gayle King reported on the new allegations against her former co-anchor during ‘CBS This Morning.’
When CBS This Morning reported on one of its own Tuesday, The Washington Post’s Amy Brittain, who co-wrote the Rose exposé, said on-air that more than a dozen women had reached out with potential claims since the story ran. In the story, eight women had accused the veteran journalist of sexual harassment, including exposing himself and/or groping their rear ends, breasts and genitals without consent.
Now, three additional women have come forward, preferring to stay anonymous but who have been identified as employees at CBS, CBS News’ evening news first reported. Brittain, when speaking to CBS News’ Bianna Golodryga on Tuesday night, said her in-box was “flooded with dozens of emails” after the story published.
While two of the women said they weren’t ready to publicly detail their claims against Rose, a third woman alleges Rose whispered a sexual innuendo while touching her inappropriately at a work-related event.
“We reached out to Charlie and have not heard back,” CBS said in a statement about the report.
The report highlighted a TMZ video where Rose, after the story ran, is asked if he had anything to say to the accusers of all these wrongdoings. He responded with a smile, “It’s not wrongdoings.”
In his statement, Rose had said he “prided” himself on being an advocate for the careers of women and said, “I deeply apologize myself for my inappropriate behavior.” He added, “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.”
Gayle King reported on the new allegations against her former co-anchor during Wednesday’s ‘CBS This Morning.’