Duke University Takes Back Award From Charlie Rose

The famous alumnus is embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 4, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Duke Rescinds Charlie Rose's Journalism Award
In this April 26, 2016, file photo, Charlie Rose attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

A Duke University journalism program has rescinded an award given to television host Charlie Rose in response to sexual harassment allegations, the AP reports. The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy announced Monday that it was taking back the award given annually to outstanding journalists who graduated from Duke. Rose received the Futrell Award in September 2000. The center's director, Bill Adair, said the action was unprecedented in the history of the award, which was established in 1999. A lawyer for Rose didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

Rose was fired by CBS and PBS cut ties with him after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances. Duke issued a statement saying it has no plans to rescind a separate honorary degree given to Rose in 2016.

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