Disgraced TV journalist Charlie Rose is being sued by three former CBS employees who claim the former “This Morning” host sexually harassed them and threatened their jobs.
From Fox News:
The women allege the 76-year-old frequently made sexually suggestive comments and engaged in unwanted sexual contact in the course of 2017. They were all in their 20s.
The lawsuit also goes after CBS executives, whom they claimed failed to warn the employees about Rose’s troubling history of sexual misconduct.
It also alleges CBS has a history of workplace harassment against women “over a period of decades from at least the 1980s forward,” adding Rose himself has allegedly sexually harassed “more than two dozen women at CBS.”
Harris, who joined CBS in 2016, claimed Rose initially approached her and attempted to lure her with expensive lunch dates where he “bought her wine and floated job opportunities at ’60 Minutes,’” as well as his PBS show “Charlie Rose.”
In a job offer letter, Rose made questionable comments, such as “I want you to be at the center of my professional world,” “You help me get through the day” and “I look forward to the most exciting year of our lives.”
The plaintiffs insisted Rose would repeatedly touch them, pull them close to his body and kiss them on the cheek. Rose allegedly went as far as placing his hands on Harris’ thigh and called other women “prostitutes.”
McNeal, who was required by Rose to join him and Harris for dinner, claimed he sexually touched her without her consent. The women also claimed Rose repeatedly asked the women about their sex lives and insisted them on sharing details.
He suggested McNeal and Harris to have sex with each other and “told them words to the effect of, ‘You just need to become lovers already,’ and ‘you should have seen the women I was with when I was younger.’”