Charlie Rose Apologizes After Accusations of Multiple Accusations of Sexual Harrassment
On November 20, 2017, eight women accused award-winning tv journalist and talk show host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct. Eventually, that number rose to thirty five women. Charlie Rose was terminated from his position and issued the following apology.
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.