CBS suspends Charlie Rose after report of allegations from 8 women


A day after CBS This Morning co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell had a candid discussion about former colleague Charlie Rose's absence from the set, King and Bianna Golodryga, who was filling in for vacationing Norah O'Donnell, reported more bad news about Rose's CBS tenure.

King was booked weeks earlier to appear on Colbert's show Tuesday night to promote Oprah's Favorite Things for the holidays, but the conversation started with King saying she nearly canceled the interview.

"There's certainly some anger, there's some sadness, there's compassion, there's concern", King said. "To be honest with you, it isn't easy. It's still very painful, it's still very hurtful ... but when you think about the anguish of those women-despite the friendship-you still have to report the news". Charlie and I, we've worked together, we've been friends.

CBS News is also reporting there is an additional allegation that Rose grabbed the rear of a woman who worked with Rose on 60 Minutes II. And so when I think of the job that we do at CBS, that's why I wanted to cancel.

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"He asked me, 'How does this make you feel?'" Gordon continued. "And that's why I thought it was important to be here".

She says Rose asked her how the film made her feel and if it made her feel aroused. "We have different jobs". "It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior". "I don't think someone like that deserves to have a position like that if they're going to abuse their power anyway, so I think it's probably best, for the best". "I don't like that, either". She told Colbert she was "wincing" at his monologue about Rose, where he said it was "hurricane season" for sexual harassment allegations.

"I'm a variety of emotions".

"You can hold a variety of emotions around one particular incident, one particular person". "I didn't want to be sitting here talking about this", she said. I'll tell you, what I am is raw.