Charlie Rose was caught on camera denying that the sexual harassment allegations against him amounted to “wrongdoing.”
A TMZ reporter filmed Rose outside a Manhattan apartment building Tuesday, the day he was fired from CBS following an explosive report in the Washington Post citing several women who claimed he made unwanted advances toward them and sometimes retaliated when they did not respond to his overtures.
When asked if he has anything to say to the women who have accused him of "wrongdoings," Charlie Rose responds and says: "It's not wrongdoings." pic.twitter.com/DXBm75HHLw
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) November 21, 2017
TMZ published a video of Rose walking toward the building as a reporter asked him to address the allegations of wrongdoing against him.
Rose, who was smiling as he approached the camera, responded curtly: “It’s not wrongdoings,” before walking into a building.
In addition to his firing from CBS, where he was the co-host of CBS This Morning alongside Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, PBS has ceased distribution of the Charlie Rose talk show, which was produced by Rose’s own production company.
On Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported that 19 discrimination complaints were lodged against CBS between March 2015 and October 2016. One of the accusers, who has not been identified, is a 60 Minutes producer who filed a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisors.
That producer reportedly filed the complaint last year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing her bosses of retaliation when she attempted to report sexual harassment and additional, unspecified, unethical behavior.
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