Charlie Rose fired by CBS News amid harassment claims

Charlie Rose has been terminated by CBS News, the network announced Tuesday. The decision comes just a day after a Washington Post report detailing a pattern of coercion and harassment of women who worked – or aspired to work – on Rose’s eponymous nighttime talk show.

On Monday Bloomberg and PBS, which distributed Rose’s show, announced that they would cease to do so. At CBS News, Rose was a longtime correspondent at 60 Minutes and in 2012 was the lynchpin along with Gayle King in the network’s revamped morning show, CBS This Morning. Norah O’Donnell joined the show shortly after its launch in January 2012; and the show has delivered its biggest morning audience to CBS News in 20 years.

Rose, 75, is the latest in a string of powerful men in the entertainment and news industries to be outed as an alleged serial harasser. For CBS News executives there was little choice but to part ways with Rose.

Staffers at the network were in a state of shock over the disclosures, although Rose has been a target of multiple journalistic investigations in the wake of the bombshell disclosers about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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NEW YORK, NY - November 15: Charlie Rose attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Double Helix Medals Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History Street on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - November 15: Charlie Rose, Tom Brokaw and Bruce Stillman attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Double Helix Medals Dinner at the American Museum of Natural History Street on November 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Charlie Rose attends 'Fifty Years of 60 Minutes' book launch event at 92nd Street Y on November 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by CJ Rivera/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: President of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Former Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo and Charlie Rose attend the National Committee On American Foreign Policy 2017 Gala Awards Dinner on October 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for National Committee on American Foreign Policy )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell attend The Paley Center for Media Presents: The News is Back: CBS This Morning And The Morning Landscape at The Paley Center for Media on November 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Charlie Rose attends New York Magazine's 50th Anniversary Celebration at Katz's Delicatessen on October 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 25: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Charlie Rose during Tuesday's July 25 2017 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: TV news personality Charlie Rose attends the 'Vice Special Report: A World In Disarray' New York Presentation at Time Warner Center on July 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 8: Actor Reid Scott, second from right, who plays a CTM anchor on the show 'VEEP', shares a toast with true anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O'Donnel and Gayle King during Tuesday's show in New York (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Charlie Rose attends the Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Charlie Rose attends 'The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017' at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King attend the 2017 American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Charlie Rose, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, speaks at the Fortune + Time Global Forum 2016 on December 2, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 5: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Charlie Rose during Friday's 01/06/16 show in New York. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Event moderator Charlie Rose and TV news journalist and author Megyn Kelly attend the 'Settle For More' book promotion at Barnes & Noble Union Square on November 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose leads a political panel with CBS News Contributor Peggy Noonan, former NPR host Michele Norris and Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post for CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose anchors CBS News' Campaign: 2016 Election Night coverage on Nov. 8 at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Charlie Rose attends 2016 Library Lions Gala at New York Public Library - Stephen A Schwartzman Building on November 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 1: CBS This Morning: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Journalist Charlie Rose speaks onstage during the International Women's Media Foundation's 27th Annual Courage In Journalism awards ceremony on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IWMF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Charlie Rose attends 27th Annual Courage in Journalism Awards Ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Journalists Charlie Rose (L) and Diane Rehm attend the International Women's Media Foundation's 27th Annual Courage In Journalism awards ceremony on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IWMF)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (L-R) Phil Knight, Tiger Woods, and Charlie Rose speak onstage during Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the New York Public Library on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Journalist Charlie Rose and tennis player Maria Sharapova attend the Tiger Woods Foundation's 20th Anniversary Celebration at the New York Public Library on October 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, the 2016 US Open Men's Singles champion, poses for a photograph after an interview by Charlie Rose on the Charlie Rose Show during the Champions New York City Trophy Tour September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for ATP)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 6: Julie Chen and Aisha Tyler visit CBS This Morning with Co-Hosts Gayle King, Charlie Rose, and Norah O Donnell in New York to promote Season 7 of 'The Talk.' (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 20: Charlie Rose, Christine Taylor and David Foster attend the Apollo in the Hamptons 2016 party at The Creeks on August 20, 2016 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - JULY 28: CBS THIS MORNING Co Hosts, Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, and Gayle King cover the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 28. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - JULY 20: CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Charlie Rose at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: John Dickerson, Gayle King, Scott Pelley, Norah O'Donnell and Charlie Rose report from the floor of the Democratic National Convention on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 24: CBS THIS MORNING: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Charlie Rose speaks onstage at THE CIRCUS FYC Panel presented by Showtime and the 92Y at the 92nd Street Y on May 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Showtime)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: (L-R) Discovery CEO David Zaslav, TV Personality Charlie Rose, Honoree Dr. John C. Malone and Lion Tree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff attend the 2016 UJA-Federation of New York's Leadership Awards Dinner at Cipriani 25 Broadway on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Journlist Charlie Rose attends The New Yorker's annual party kicking off The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend hosted by David Remnick at W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Journalist Charlie Rose (L) and Gayle King attend The New Yorker's annual party kicking off The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Weekend hosted by David Remnick at W Hotel Rooftop on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Talk show host/ journalist Charlie Rose attends the 2016 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Journalists Norah O'Donnell (L) and Charlie Rose attend 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World red carpet at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Journalist Charlie Rose ttends 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Astronaut Scott Kelly, Charlie Rose and Donald Trump attend the 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time's Most Influential People In The World at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Time Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Time)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: TV host Charlie Rose speaks on stage at CNN Films - Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent at TFF Panel & Party on April 16, 2016 in New York City. 26123_001_0167.JPG (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Journalist Charlie Rose attends as Marc Jacobs & Benedikt Taschen celebrate NAOMI at The Diamond Horseshoe on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs International, LLC)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Charlie Rose attends The Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: (L-R) Television producer Jennifer Konner, actress Lena Dunham and Charlie Rose attend the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: The Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn sat down with Charlie Rose on January 14, 2016 in Santa Monica, Calif. for his first interview about the controversy over his clandestine meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. It will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/7:00-8:00PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Image is a screen grab. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Chris Licht and Charlie Rose speak onstage during the CBS/Showtime Television Group portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel on January 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Charlie Rose attends 'Hamilton' Broadway Opening Night at Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 08: Charlie Rose, host of the Charlie Rose show, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 8, 2015 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful business people from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 33nd year. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: News anchor Charlie Rose poses for a portrait at The 74th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Peabody Awards)
NEW YORK - MAY 20: Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King broadcast CBS This Morning live from One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images)
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It’s unclear who CBS News will tap to replace Rose. The network recently announced that Jeff Glor, a veteran of the network and a frequent fill-in anchor on CBS This Morning, as the new permanent anchor of the CBS Evening News. He is set to begin in mid-December.

The Washington Post report detailed the accounts of eight women who worked for Rose between the late 1990s and 2011. The reporting showed a pattern of behavior that included "unwanted sexual advances...ncluding lewd phone calls, walking around naked... groping [womens'] breasts, buttocks or genital areas."

Rose owned his program through his company Charlie Rose, Inc, and none of the women worked for PBS or Bloomberg, the show was based at Bloomberg’s Manhattan headquarters. 

On Monday, Rose released a statement on Monday: "In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement provided to The Post. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.

“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. 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.

“I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”

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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including a number of well-known celebrities, over the past several decades.

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Matt Lauer was fired from 'Today' after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct that allegedly included giving a co-worker a sex toy and dropping his pants in front of a female employee in his office.

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by two women from the Amazon series, "Transparent."  

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Sen. Al Franken is accused of kissing a groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.

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Eleven women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims 'fake news.'

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, (D) Nevada, was accused of making repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex to a woman that once worked on his campaign.

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Hundreds of women accused longtime Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment.

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of forcing women to watch him masturbate, according to the New York Times.

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Director Bret Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

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Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.

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Roger Ailes, the former president of Fox News Channel, was accused of sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson and several other women from the network.

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Several women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including groping and lewd phone calls.

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Bill Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations from about 60 women, including several women who claim he drugged them.

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Mark Schwahn, the former "One Tree Hill" showrunner, was accused of sexual harassment by a large number of the show's cast and crew.

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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.

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Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.

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Actor Casey Affleck settled lawsuits out of court wth two women who accused him of sexual harassment.  

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Bill O'Reilly has reportedly made numerous settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment.

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Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting a teenage girl.

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Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News.

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Singer R. Kelly is accused of holding women against their will in houses in Illinois and Georgia in a reported 'sex cult.'

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Former Fox Host Eric Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited lewd text messages to female colleagues.

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Director Roman Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Several other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

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Chef John Besh stepped down from the company he founded after female employees reported facing sexual harassment there. 

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Photographer Terry Richardson was labeled the 'Harvey Weinstein of Fashion' by the Sunday Times amid widespread accusations of sexual harassment by models.

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Singer Kesha accused Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke of drugging and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.

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Former champion boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a Miss Black America contestant in 1992. 

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients and athletes.

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Music mogul L.A. Reid left his position as Epic Records CEO/Chairman in 2017 amid harassment claims by a female assistant.

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigned following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress' allegation of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.

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Chris Savino (right), creator of  'The Loud House' was suspended by Nickelodeon after being accused of making unwanted advances toward multiple women.

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Actor Steven Seagal was accused of sexual misconduct by Inside Edition's chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero.

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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director of National Public Radio, was accused of inappropriate conduct with two women in 1990s.

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Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing a production assistant when he was 48 and she was a high school senior.

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Jeremy Piven was accused by actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two separate occasions. Piven 'unequivocally' denied the allegations.

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Ben Affleck apologized for acting 'inappropriately' towards Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" in 2003.

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Andy Dick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, including groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions.

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Four women, including several that were also fellow Scientologists, have accused actor Danny Masterson of sexual assault, according to HuffPost.

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Actor Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her in his home.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

David Guillod, producer of 'Atomic Blonde,' is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several woman.

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Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner for "Supergirl," was suspended in November 2017 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations by members of his staff.

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Actor Tom Sizemore was reportedly told to leave a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals.

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Steve Jurvetson left his own venture capital firm after allegations of sexual harassment

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A former model accused George Takei of sexually assaulting him 36 years ago.

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Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulted her at an award ceremony in 2013.

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A former writer for 'Mad Men' said the show's creator Matthew Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Ron Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and the allegations span more than 30 years.

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Multiple women accused producer Adam Fields of touching them inappropriately and sexually propositioning them.

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.

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John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was accused of crossing the line with employees, including unwanted hugs.

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Singer Nick Carter was accused of rape by a former member of the all-girl teen band Dream, Melissa Schuman.

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A singer accused billionaire Richard Branson of sexual assault during an event as his Necker Island in the Caribbean. Branson says he has no recollection of the matter.

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Talent agent Adam Venit is accused of grabbing actor Terry Crews' genitals.

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Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), Marilyn Manson former longtime bassist, was accused of rape by singer Jessicka Addams.

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Lockhart Steele, Vox Media's editorial director was fired after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

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Producer Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's brother, has also been accused of sexual harassment. 

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Jesse Lacey of  the band, Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct, including soliciting nude photos from a teen girl in the past.

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Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker California was accused of sexual harassment by two women.

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American film director Oliver Stone was accused of groping model and actress Carrie Stevens in the 1990s.

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Reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the New York Times after several women accused him of acting inappropriately when they were young journalists.

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Veteran radio host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following claim of improper behavior.

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CNN producer Teddy Davis was fired after multiple accusations of harassment.

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Producer Russell Simmons stepped down from his companies following sexual assault and harassment accusations from two women.

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Longtime conductor James Levine was suspended by New York's Metropolitan Opera after sexual abuse claims.

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Dylan Howard, editor in chief of the National Enquirer, was accused of sexual misconduct by several former employees, including forcing them to watch porn and openly discussing his sexual partners.

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"X-Men" director Bryan Singer was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in a lawsuit filed in December.

(REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Harold Ford, Jr.

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Chef Mario Batali has been accused by multiple women of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades."

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Read David Rhodes' full statement below.

Colleagues,

A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately. This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.

Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace—a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.

I’ve often heard that things used to be different. And no one may be able to correct the past. But what may once have been accepted should not ever have been acceptable. 

CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last. Our credibility in that reporting requires credibility managing basic standards of behavior. That is why we have taken these actions.

Let’s please remember our obligations to each other as colleagues. We will have human resources support today and every day, and we are organizing more personal and direct training which you will hear about from senior management shortly.

I’m deeply disappointed and angry that people were victimized—and that even people not connected with these events could see their hard work undermined. If all of us commit to the best behavior and the best work – that is what we can be known for.

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