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27 More Women Accuse Charlie Rose Of Sexually Harassing Them

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Last November, Charlie Rose was fired from CBS News and had his PBS talk show cancelled after the Washington Post revealed that eight women had accused him of making "unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas." Now, the Washington Post reports, "An additional 27 women — 14 CBS News employees and 13 who worked with him elsewhere — said Rose sexually harassed them."

The Post interviewed over 100 current and former CBS News employees for their investigation, in addition to two dozen others who worked with Rose at other other shows. 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."

Sophie Gayter, who worked at '60 Minutes,' said Rose groped her butt in 2013. Gayter said, "I had been [at CBS] long enough to know that it was just the way things went. People said what they wanted to you, people did what they wanted to you." A CBS News spokesperson maintains there were no complaints about Rose.

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. Rose squeezed her breast during the car ride from the airport, Collins said. She said he insisted that they work in his hotel room, where he told her, 'I want you to ride me.' She quickly left his room. 'It felt predatory,' she said. 'I had already said no, but he was going to persist.'"

Collins said alerted 'Charlie Rose Show' producer Yvette Vega about Rose's conduct, but Vega allegedly said Rose was harmless. Vega didn't respond to the WaPo's request for comment. In the November WaPo article, which detailed a number of incidents from staffers or interns of the PBS show, Vega said, "I should have stood up for them. I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them."

Rose responded to the new accusations, telling the WaPo in an email, "Your story is unfair and inaccurate."

Last week, Tina Brown claimed that she was asked to participate in a talk show with Rose where they would interview other men caught in sexual harassment scandals, like Louis CK and Matt Lauer.

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