Eight women accuse Charlie Rose of unwanted sexual advances

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The women claim that the inappropriate advances took place when they worked for or aspired to work for Rose on his longtime running PBS show "Charlie Rose" from the late 1990s until as recently as 2011.

After a bombshell Washington Post report saw eight women allege Charlie Rose sexually harassed them, the veteran journalist has been suspended from one network, with another saying they will halt production of his show.

The women tell The Washington Post similar stories; Rose made lewd phone calls, walked around naked in front of them, groped their breasts, genitals or buttocks.

Rose now co-anchors "CBS This Morning" and contributes to "60 Minutes". A common interaction saw Rose giving shoulder rubs to the young women dubbed "Charlie's Angels", the story alleges. "We are immediately suspending distribution of 'Charlie Rose, '" PBS said in a statement.

"In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked", Rose said.

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Kyle Godfrey-Ryan was one of the three who agreed to let the Post use her name as she detailed her time working as Rose's assistant a decade ago in New York City. I am greatly embarrassed.

Rose issued a statement to the Post, admitting he behaved inappropriately at times, but he thought he was pursuing shared feelings.

Rose in a statement apologized for what he called his "inappropriate behavior", but said he didn't believe all the allegations against him were accurate.

"I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. PBS does not fund this nightly program or supervise its production, but we expect our producers to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect", the spokesperson said.

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