There are more allegations of sexual misconduct, this time against Charlie Rose! He’s 75 years old, a famous interviewer, and has had multiple shows.
Eight women — three on record, and five anonymously — came forward with multiple allegations. All of them were employees of (or aspiring employees) of ‘The Charlie Rose Show’ from the late 90s to 2011.
One of the women is Rose’s former assistant, and she says he would walk around nude in front of her while she worked at his home, and call her on the phone to describe his sexual fantasies of her. The assistant also says that when she told Rose’s executive producer about the calls, she would just shrug and say, "That’s just Charlie being Charlie." She says that when Rose found out that she told a friend about the misconduct, she was fired.
Other women said Rose has a group of young producers and assistants who are referred to as "Charlie’s Angels" (creepy!), and he would often give them unwanted shoulder rubs.
Charlie Rose has responded to these allegations, saying: "I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken." (Because, as you know, 20-year-old girls are always pursuing 70-year-old men.)