Charlie Rose Sued by 3 CBS Staffers for Sexual Harassment

Charlie Rose Sued by 3 CBS Staffers for Sexual Harassment

Charlie Rose and CBS are being sued by three ex-employees who claim the former host sexually harassed them.

The lawsuit comes one day after the Washington Post published an investigative story that reported an additional 27 women, including 14 CBS News employees, had accused Rose of harassment.

Harris says she once wore a mini-skirt with roses on it, and the ex-"CBS This Morning" anchor said they were HIS roses.

In a statement when the allegations first surfaced, Rose apologized for "inappropriate behavior", but said some allegations were not accurate. He called the latest Washington Post story "unfair and inaccurate", according to the newspaper.

CBS did not provide immediate comment on the lawsuit Friday.

The three women claim Rose had a nasty side, berating them for booking the incorrect flights and calling them idiots. She also claimed that she had told Mr. Kadro, "I'm telling you in case you have a lawsuit on your hands".

After Rose was sacked, the lawsuit alleges that Wei filed a complaint against Kadro with CBS' director of human resources, Maria Cottone. The lawsuit offered more than a dozen specific examples of Rose's alleged misbehaviour, including caressing all three women on separate occasions.

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The three women each worked at CBS in various capacities in the years between 2015 and 2018. He began taking her to expensive restaurants and talked about other jobs.

The lawsuit also alleges Rose asked Harris and McNeal to share details of their sex lives, "boasted of his own sexual conquests" and suggested the two women should engage in a sexual relationship with each other.

"During the week of May 2, 2017, Mr. Kadro approached Ms. Wei from behind, while Ms. Wei was seated at her desk and as an act of sexual harassment, kicked and shoved Ms. Wei's chair with substantial force, startling, intimidating and scaring Ms. Wei", the lawsuit states.

Rose, a co-host on CBS This Morning and a correspondent for the network's flagship Sunday night news program 60 Minutes, is among numerous men in politics, business and the entertainment industry who have seen their careers implode following allegations of sexual misconduct, fuelling the social media #MeToo movement in the past few months.

"It's pretty clear that there were people in management who were aware that there was a problem, and nothing was done", McManus told The Associated Press on Thursday. "He pointed at other women and called them prostitutes".

"CBS never got back to Ms. Wei about her complaint", the suit said.

CBS News said it could not confirm or corroborate numerous stories told by The Post. Both Harris and McNeal lost their jobs after Rose's PBS show was canceled in the wake of the Post's reporting.

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