PBS Cuts Ties With Charlie Rose After Harassment Allegations
Rose also was fired this morning from his roles at CBS News.
A day after suspending distribution of his show, PBS has now formally cut ties with Charlie Rose amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
"In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs," the organization said Tuesday. "PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect."
In addition to distributing the show Charlie Rose, which is shot at Bloomberg's New York headquarters, PBS also distributes the show Charlie Rose The Week. PBS and WNET have both deleted the online listings for the show.
The Washington Post on Monday reported that eight women have accused Rose of harassment. The accusers all worked on Rose's show, Charlie Rose, which is produced by his company. Bloomberg also suspended and then terminated distribution of Rose's show.
Rose also was fired by CBS on Tuesday from his roles on CBS This Morning and 60 Minutes. The network suspended him on Monday, after the story came out. The allegations against him were discussed on the network's evening news show on Monday night and on CBS This Morning on Tuesday.
Rose has apologized for his actions but said that not all the accusations against him are accurate. The Post spoke to two dozen former employees of his show.
Charlie Rose is still available to be viewed on the host's personal website. It's not clear if he will seek new linear distribution partners for the show.