In the wake of allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior against Charlie Rose, PBS and Bloomberg are suspending airing his eponymous talk show and CBS News has suspended him as co-host of CBS This Morning.
The Washington Post first published the explosive allegations against Rose and in less than an hour the three news organizations moved to quickly discipline him.
Bloomberg said in a statement, “We are deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations and are immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV.”
CBS News said in a statement, “Charlie Rose is suspended immediately while we look into this matter. These allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously.”
“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of Charlie Rose,” PBS said in a statement.
“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,” Rose’s tweeted statement said in part.
If CBS removes Rose from CBS This Morning, the network faces a relatively weak bench of upcoming talent. The network recently named Jeff Glor to be the new anchor of the CBS Evening News and Rose has been involved with CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes. Rose has been with the morning news program since the show’s launch in 2012.
Rose’s talk show has aired since 1991. PBS distributes the show and it airs on PBS stations and Bloomberg who se studios it uses.