A new report reveals 27 more women have come forward accusing veteran journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.
The bombshell report comes six months after the TV personality was first accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.
The incidents of alleged harassment by Rose date back to 1976 and cover a 40-year span according to an investigation by The Washington Post which was published on Thursday. His behaviour was first reported to CBS managers in 1986 and as recently as April 2017 when Rose was co-anchor of “CBS This Morning”.
After the allegations against him surfaced in November, Rose was fired from CBS and his PBS program was cancelled.
The Washington Post conducted interviews with 107 current and former employees over a five-month period, with many detailing alleged incidents of groping and lewd comments by Rose during his tenure at PBS, “CBS News”, “NBC News” and “CBS This Morning”.
A former research assistant at “NBC News” claims Rose showed her his penis in 1976 while another former “CBS News” clerk says the broadcaster repeatedly and inappropriately asked her about sex: “Do you like sex? Do you enjoy it? How often do you like to have sex?”
During his PBS series, Rose allegedly told a 20-year-old intern, “I want you to ride me” in addition to groping her during a trip to California for a “60 Minutes II” segment.
Rose issued a statement to The Washington Post calling their report “inaccurate.”
“Your story is unfair and inaccurate,” he said via email statement. NBC declined to comment on the allegations while CBS said they had no human resources complaints about Rose’s conduct but were “working toward a safer work environment.”