Charlie Rose Accuser Count Now Up to 12
Including 3 new women who worked with him at CBS
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2017 11:20 AM CST
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Charlie Rose is seen at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2016.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – It's no longer only women linked to PBS who are accusing Charlie Rose of sexual harassment. Following a Washington Post report describing allegations from eight women who worked or aspired to work on PBS' Charlie Rose, three female employees of CBS say they were also harassed by the 75-year-old interviewer after he joined the network in 2011. The allegations, from women choosing to remain anonymous, represent "new information" that was not presented to CBS' HR department and only surfaced through an internal investigation, CBS News reports. One woman has yet to describe her experience, but the two others say Rose grabbed them inappropriately at work-related events. One says he also made a sexual innuendo.

In her first time speaking out, a separate accuser and former Charlie Rose intern tells NBC News that Rose forced her to watch a sexually explicit movie scene when she dropped off mail at his apartment in 2002. Sarah Gordon says the scene was from the film Secretary, which portrays a woman in a sexual relationship with her boss and includes S&M sex. Afterward, Gordon says Rose asked her if she was aroused. She says Rose never touched her and she left his apartment after about 20 minutes. Rose, fired by both CBS and PBS on Tuesday, issued an apology after the initial accusations were published by the Post. Asked Monday if he had anything to say to those who accuse him of "wrongdoing," however, Rose told TMZ, "It's not wrongdoings."

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