Charlie Rose’s Sex Harassment Trouble Just Got a Lot Worse

'Washington Post' finds 27 more women accusing him of improper advances
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2018 9:45 AM CDT
A 2016 photo of Charlie Rose.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Just last week, a report surfaced at Page Six that Charlie Rose was taking steps toward a comeback after his sexual harassment scandal. But a new investigative report in the Washington Post will likely make that much more difficult. The story suggests that Rose has been harassing women at work—lewd comments, groping, flashing his penis, making sexual overtures to underlings—for a long, long time. What's more, the story asserts that managers at CBS received at least three complaints over the last 30 years but failed to stop him. In all, the Post found an additional 27 women who say that Rose harassed them, either at CBS or another workplace. Rose, for his part, emailed a terse response: "Your story is unfair and inaccurate."

The first allegation turned up by the story goes back to 1976, when a research assistant who worked with Rose in the NBC Washington bureau says he groped her breasts and exposed his genitals. "This other personality would come through, and the groping would happen,” says the woman, Joana Matthias, now 63. The first known report to a manager came a decade later, at CBS, when a 22-year-old news clerk informed her boss that she no longer wanted to be alone with Rose because of his habit of making lewd comments, including asking details about her sex life. Annmarie Parr says her producer laughed at the allegations but said, "Fine, you don't have to be alone with him anymore." Click for the full story.

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