PressTV-Charlie Rose suspended over sex assault claims

Charlie Rose, an award-winning American interviewer and TV host, has been suspended from his jobs at both CBS and PBS networks after admitting claims by eight women who accused him of years of sexual harassment and unwanted advances.

The two networks made decision on Monday after a bombshell report by The Washington Post, which alleged that Rose had harassed female employees or women who wanted to work on his shows from the 1990s to as recently as 2011.

The victims, who were between 21 and 37 years old at the time of the encounters, said the unwanted advances included vulgar phone calls, groping and walking naked in front of them, according the Post.

“PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations. We are immediately suspending distribution of ‘Charlie Rose,'” read a statement by PBS on Monday, the platform that has aired Rose’s eponymous show since 1991.

The public broadcaster tried to further distance itself from…

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