CBS News Faulted For Handling of Charlie Rose Accusations

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The Post reports that an additional 27 women, 14 of whom worked with Rose at CBS News and the remaining who worked with Rose in other environments, have accused the journalist of sexual harassment.

The report details allegations of Rose groping employees or touching them inappropriately; speaking to them about sex; and, in one 2011 incident, forcibly kissing an employee at a party he organized for staffers who worked with him. According to the Post, "Concerns about Rose's behavior were flagged to managers at the network as early as 1986 and as recently as April 2017, when Rose was co-anchor of 'CBS This Morning, ' according to multiple people with firsthand knowledge of the conversations". Rose issued an apology.

Corrina Collins said that when she was a 20-year-old intern for Rose's PBS Show, she accompanied him on a trip for "60 Minutes II" in 2003: "On the plane, Collins said, Rose insisted she drink wine and began to "paw" her. Collins became drunk, she said, and threw up in the plane's bathroom". In response to all of the new claims, which Rose responded to the Post with one sentence: "Your story is unfair and inaccurate". The investigation lasted over a five-month period, and many of those interviewed spoke anonymously. The Post corroborated specific accounts with witnesses or people in whom they confided. "This other personality would come through, and the groping would happen", she told the Post. An NBC News spokeswoman declined to comment.

Former research assistant Joana Matthias, now 63, told the Post that Rose exposed his penis and touched her breasts when they worked together at NBC News's Washington bureau. "We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior", said the company.

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In addition, a CBS News employee named Annmarie Parr reveals how Rose not only made "lewd" remarks about her physical appearance but also quizzed her on her sex life.

"That said, we can not corroborate or confirm numerous situations described.We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us".

Licht's actions were "within the scope of CBS policy at the time" and that the "employee in question was satisfied with the result", CBS News spokesperson Christa Robinson told the paper, adding that CBS revised its policy in 2016 to require supervisors to "promptly report" harassment complaints to the human resources department or a compliance officer. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us.

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