By Sandra Rose  | 

Charlie Rose

Charlie Rose was suspended from PBS, CBS and Bloomberg on Monday, after eight women came forward and accused him of sexual harassment.

The women, who range in age from 21 to 37, claim the longtime broadcast journalist used fear and intimidation to sexually harass them while they worked for him.

Some of the disturbing allegations include exposing himself, groping their breasts, buttocks and genitals, and making sexually suggestive phone calls.

The harassment allegedly occurred from 1990 to 2011.

Charlie Rose’s “CBS This Morning” co-hosts expressed their disappointment in the 75-year-old newsman.

“There is no excuse for this alleged behavior," said an emotional Norah O'Donnell on Tuesday.

“I am not okay. It's been difficult," said co-host Gayle King, who added she barely slept for 2 hours on Monday night. She said her children and Oprah Winfrey called to see how she was taking the news.

"That said, Charlie does not get a pass here. We are all deeply affected. He doesn’t get a pass because I cannot stop thinking about the anguish of these women," said King.

Rose, who covered sexual harassment news stories, apologized for his "inappropriate behavior" and said he had a “deeper recognition of the pain” he caused.

"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," Rose said in a statement. "I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken."

What Rose said there is important, because most red-blooded men don't have a clue that their behavior falls under the category of sexual harassment.

The definition of sexual harassment is so broad that anything from complimenting a woman's clothing to patting her on the back can be misconstrued as harassment.

Men are going to be men. It is in a man's nature to be sexually attracted to women. It is the woman's responsibility to speak up and inform men before they go too far -- not decades later.

Most men like Rose assume the woman is down for whatever if she doesn't speak up at the first hint of inappropriate behavior.

Some Hollywood moguls have taken proactive steps to protect themselves from allegations of harassment by women.

Daytime talk show host Steve Harvey famously banned all female employees from entering his dressing room.

And Vice President Mike Pence was ridiculed for refusing to dine alone with any woman other than his wife.

Most men would do well to learn from their example.

Mike Pence

 

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? more to come ...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sandra wait till ya Boy Steve shyt fall out and it will... He ain't shyt either ... His closet door hanging on the hinges chile ?

  • klwbaby

    His wrinkled balls having azz thought women wanted to see him naked. Boy, go have a seat on a rusty nail and twirl on it....??

  • Sonny Johnson

    Pence kind of creeps me out I Dont now if I wanna take advice from someone who refers to his wife as mother.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Pence is a bigot and racist like Trumo they ran his a$$ out of Indiana then Trump grabbed him.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Wft is happening?

    If only black women could get news coverage about the stuff they have to deal with in corparate America--- from white men and white women.

  • Ni Ni

    Are we finally heading into the feminism era? Men have literally screwed the world. Nobody's gonna be left in positions of power soon but women.

  • Junkanoo

    This seems like a huge shift in male dominance and abuse of power being called.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Im not gonna lie Imma miss Charlie on CBS This Morning but he did what he did and has to pay for it. IDK why men think we are some type of accessories to be prodded and poked at their whim. Its disgusting behavior and Im glad its coming to the forefront...

  • No Love Lost

    Pence is disturbing. But there are things in his closet that are waiting to come out.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/087e34e5b8b805522ec4292c393353cb2c0da210f6d2e2bc44638dc2d29b44d2.gif

  • klwbaby

    That is beyond creepy..

  • imright

    more old dirty white men in power...how shocking ?

  • Jen_no_juice

    They coming out like flies

  • Ebony Starr

    I always wondered, since I was 12 yrs old walking home with my friends , why the victimed is questioned. We were coming home from school and a guy in a car asked us where we were going. I yelled at him that we all kids, leave us alone. He then asked if I had an older sister. I said that she is a kid too. I asked why are you following kids near a school. He finally left . My friends turned to me and asked why did you talk to that grown man lime that? They told me that I was being disrecpetful to an adult. I told them that he was being disrectful to us. We went back and forth all the way home. I was amazed that they took hos side!!! It still bothers me to this day.

  • Vonn

    No one gets a pass. As a society we have to stop making excuses, like men don't know any better & it's men being men. Don't touch anyone without their permission & don't say anything of a sexual nature to anyone you're not in a relationship with. If you're interested in someone show some respect, ask them out on a date, get to know them. Don't just show someone your penis as your mating call.

  • No Love Lost

    Damn, and I like Charle. Disappointed.

  • Kanyade

    Lordamercy, all the covers are being pulled back on these mens and their sexual harrassment shenanigans.

    Oh, hi all. And Happy Birthday to me :) weeeeee!
    http://poster.keepcalmandposters.com/default/5595878_thank_god_for_another_year_of_life_happy_birthday_to_me_im_so_blessed.jpg

  • Kanyade

    "not without my permission" just reminds me of that scene in The Fifth Element. She basically tells him, you can't touch me without my permission -- only she's using a gun. :)
    https://i.imgur.com/PKkamO0.gif

  • Vonn

    I've had many experiences just like this as a kid. I looked like a kid & so did my friends, but grown ass men always had something inappropriate to say.

  • You Could Never

    HAPPIEST ONE man. God bless you.

  • You Could Never

    Dance queen DANCE. YESSSS. He is getting his whole life in this gif lmaoooo

  • Karen Brady

    Happy Happy Born day and may you see many many more!

  • Kanyade

    I too have experienced this, as a young girl, all of 11 years old by an old man who ultimately called me a b*tch for shirking his advances. I'm like, a child, and he's like, 137 years old. I hate men/boys are taught/encouraged to this type behavior and with your example, I hate women/girls come to expect this kind of behavior. Respect goes both ways. Adults need to respect that children are children and leave them the heck alone! Old pervs.

  • Vonn

    Sadly, that's what the world is coming to. What happened to protecting women & children?

  • Fiona

    "It is in a man’s 'nature' to be sexually attracted to women. It is the woman’s 'responsibility' to speak up and inform men before they go too far — not decades later."

    What's the man's responsibility? To not act on his 'sexual attraction' unless unequivocally consented to by the woman? Just a thought...

  • Vonn

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    “I am not okay. It’s been difficult,” said co-host Gayle King, who added she barely slept for 2 hours on Monday night. She said her children and Oprah Winfrey called to see how she was taking the news.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    But did you die though?

    People are so f'ing dramatic. I swear one of the black admins that work here would say something like this. Why couldn't you sleep, Gayle? Let's take this moment and make it about you? Did he sexually harass you? Do you know someone that was personally harassed? Ugh.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Steve who? Harvey? Can't stand Steve Harvey's azz.

  • Kanyade

    Yeah, in some instances men are first to holler "Women and children first!" (think the Titanic and any disaster), but in other settings it's men first in everything. The good ol' boys club. And "boys being boys". Women and children should be protected at all costs or society will fail; heck, civilization will fail. I hear ya. I'm in agreement with you.

  • Kanyade

    Thank ya thank ya :)

  • nick c

    They are being pushed off to podcasts which is exploding no one is watching mainstream media anymore.

  • Kanyade

    Thankee! Blessed to be alive and kicking.

  • Kanyade

    Men are capable of exercising restraint. All humans are, as we are not animals.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Ummm. Can we talk about the abuse allegations surrounding Vince Herbert. Do y'all think Vince has been going up side Tamar's head?

  • MsPam

    I knew Gayle was going to bring up Oprah’s name in the conversation.

  • nick c

    A lot of these guys are doing FB/Youtube shows in their homes and podcasts they get big numbers too not sure how much longer mainstream media will last with everyone switching to online media.

  • Kanyade

    Didn't he bite her finger like a year ago? I recall seeing some posts on entertainment sites about an argument at a hotel and a bleeding digit.

  • MsPam

    Steve Harvey?!

  • Phillybruh

    I'm not sure women in power will be any different. They tend to be very cut throat with decisions and it comes back to bite them later, I've seen many female managers get done in because they have a point to prove. Let's see how this plays out though.

  • Kanyade

    thank you :)

  • Vonn

    His mom might be in the closet. I get Norman Bates vibes from Pence.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

    You said what I have been thinking.

    I bet Pence wears his wife's underwear because there is a lot of kink under Pence's ho hum Midwestern façade.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Kanyade: I'm like, a child, and he's like, 137 years old
    *dead*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Evelyn Braxton just did an interview and said that she was staying with Vince and Tamar one night and she personally witnessed Vince abusing Tamar. She said that she was asleep and she heard all of this noise and then she ran downstairs and he was abusing Tamar. She said she tried to intervene and he turned on her, so she ran upstairs and barricaded her and Tamar's son in the bedroom.

    Lol. This is not funny. But, she basically left Tamar downstairs to continue to get knocked around the dam kitchen. She said she didn't call the police because Tamar would have denied it. I get that. But the police coming would have ensured that Vince didn't kill her that night.

    I'm wondering if Evelyn used to get knocked the hell around back in the day.

  • KA

    My exact thoughts!

  • V Dubb

    A-fauking-greed!!! Seeing this in my own company.

  • KA

    Wasn’t Tamar’a relationship prior to Vince abusive as well? I remember reading that somewhere.

  • V Dubb

    Neither would be far fetched.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah, she said she was.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Red blooded men...?
    What other color is their blood after it hits oxygen? Lol.
    I'm just picking and being silly Sandra; I know what you meant.

  • Tink Tink

    Another One "Khaled Voice"

  • V Dubb

    Always!!!

  • Django the God

    Once again a black man (Cosby) had to be the whipping post.

  • klwbaby

    Happy birthday??

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Phillybruh

    He'll walk in March.

  • Kanyade

    thanks :)

  • Kanyade

    Thank you! :)

  • Blaque Mahogany

    On topic-- But when is Trump going to be fired? How many dozen women came out and said he touched them (points to private parts on doll) inappropriately? I mean--if no one gets a pass...

  • Django the God

    Still.

    All these people didn't just start complaining.

    These men were previously protected.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Idk about having anything to prove, but generally speaking I have found low level female managers to be extremely petty and are generally micro-managers.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "because most red-blooded men don’t have a clue that their behavior falls under the category of sexual harassment."
    ________________________

    BULL&h1T!!!!!!

    his victims specified that he used fear and intimidation. UNINVITED touching of folks privates, UNWELCOMED exhibitionism, and UNWANTED freak dialing are NOT acts of a 'clueless' perp! FOH! FOH! FOH!!!!

  • EMILY POST

    LOL They all obviously got a pass for a long time thats why they were and still are doing it. Hilarious how fake the Media is...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *falls off chair*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    . He then asked if I had an older sister.
    ___________________________

    so it wasn't just me, smh... your little self told his azz right! bless your heart! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e86501847072dcba783eea0bbb2c002d3ed3d888581b08556155899f7897582f.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't know I just can't see Vince as being violent because he looks simple/borderline retarded.

    If Vince were angry all you have to do is drop a bread crumb and Vince would lose his train of thought.

  • Marlika

    I was wondering the same thing. Her daughters all appear to have low self esteem when it comes to men. Who knows what they seen their mom put up with from their daddy.

    I remember one time when I was 12 and my sisters husband ) when they were boyfriend & girlfriend) hit me. My sister didnt do anything. Mind you my sister is 9 years older. I ran to the leasing office and called my mom. My mom came across town on bus with her knife and was ready to kill his ass. He stared crying and apologizing. My mother told him the next time he touches something of hers that’s his ass! She then turned to my sister and told her she is a stupid mofo if she stayed!!
    Needless to say he ain’t never put his hands on me again.

  • Marlika

    They’re not! At my last job this stud director I had kept sexually harassing me. When I told the heffa I don’t like ?cat, she started targeting me. HR didn’t do anything, I ended up quitting before I caught a case. Women can be just as bad as men!! ??

  • V Dubb

    Happy Birfday!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Yeah, in some instances men are first to holler "Women and children first!"
    ______________________

    but let something break out... you'll see the real 'man' come out.... LOL! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93f1d56c843cca3bae9a32fca4f861fe7a7366d827fa657c00e9d156b7e42d06.gif

  • 5000BlinK

    “I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
    ---------------------------------------
    When Rose said this... I stopped for a minute to think about what I have always been trying to say about inappropriate situations in the work place or anywhere else period. What happens when you think you have chemistry with someone and the other party does not feel the same way but acts as if there is a possibility of you having some type of outside relationship

  • Ni Ni

    Everybody else is getting fired but the president gets to keep his job.

  • Kanyade

    thankee :)

  • Kanyade

    LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Excellent point

  • Karen Brady

    I like how you said Lol and then it's not funny ?. Girl it sounds like Evelyn said one ass whooping is better than two so let me get my ass out of here.

  • Karen Brady

    ?...I love your mama. On the bus with her cutlery to protect her baby! And of course he never did it again..shouldn't have in the first place.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Harvey opened up a can of worms when he was exposed, it's open seaon now ???? now if they can start at the top with tRUMP and get the one who's shaking his head in the gif for lying while they at it so we can have a twofer.

  • Karen Brady

    ??..I'm not messing with y'all on this Thanksgiving week. I need to read a damn book instead of sitting up here CRINE.

  • Phillybruh

    Well I was told that I could do my job how I see fit when I interviewed and accepted the position. In the mean time they brought in a new manager and she wanted things done her way and that was that. I said, Nah it will get done and it did my work is beyond reproach so she had no argument. So she started clocking my time, and nitpicking what I did online this went on for about 6 months until the union said leave him alone or else. So she went another route and accused me of sexual harassment and that she was afraid of me called the office police and everything. Finally, we get to the arbitration where she is crying about how I said I wanted to do things to her sexually, and the chief was like wait, he said he wanted to do what to you sexually, now think before you answer this question again because it could mean the difference between you being moved and your job. So she repeated it, not knowing that the chief and my mom were good friends and started at the job together and he had been to my big gay wedding when the chief told her that she was floored and forcibly moved from the department. I think she quietly resigned though.

  • No Love Lost

    Lol.. Pence gets pegged down. I'm telling you.

  • Karen Brady

    Oprah probably low key pissed.

  • Rayne

    My momma would have beat his thick ass with a beer can a lamp or her foot. Then called the police when SHE got tired

  • Tennessean

    This type of behavior toward women, unfortunately, has been happening for years. A certain race of men has had their way with women for centuries and OTHER MEN too. We are now in an "exposing era" ...i don't know.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Women will take over the world and it will be an absolute mess.

  • Karen Brady

    Same and same

  • Karen Brady

    Good for you!!

  • 5000BlinK

    I think a good example of this would be when Trump was on that bus with Billy and we heard the audio and Trump said something to the tune of when you are I guess people like him...wealthy and powerful.... they let you do anything you want. Do they really think that way? Im not gonna let the real hoes get away with this question tho... because I know and have seen a lot of people do things or let things be done to them happily because of WHO a person is...even if there is nothing in it for them except a story line

  • Raymond Isiah

    What is to be said of a country that investigates every sexual assault allegation, except when it is the President of their own country. Every politician, Democrat and Republican is guilty of supporting an alleged sexual offender. It is sad when sexual assault has occurred or alleged to have occurred against a woman in the USA and our politicians decide to look the other way.

  • No Love Lost

    LOL he definitely is! And this was in front of Mike Pences house..
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/01/19/lgbtq_dance_party_outside_of_mike_pence_s_house.html

  • Phillybruh

    I wouldn't go that far. But a different world yes.

  • TheOwley

    This is very cathartic for a new movement in how people treat each other. Your body is your temple and it shall not be violated. You must give consent for all relations. I thought those sex consent contracts with photos on college campuses were silly. Why can't people talk anymore. But bad behavior, an accusation or allegation will end you. I would advise it to anyone and, put your money on sex robots stocks.

  • Trace da Ace

    Everyday is another dummy who is being exposed for sexual harassment....thrown them all under the damn jail......personally if that were me and he was touching me inappropriately I would have cut his damn fingers off...period. old nasty bastard!

  • V Dubb

    I am NOT dealing with you today dammit. (Quietly looking up sex robots)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh you think he's a bottom?
    What would mother say?

  • Karen Brady

    Plain and simple. We gonna settle it right then and there. Won't be a second or third time.

  • Karen Brady

    I can't. ?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I know, hun. ?

  • Karen Brady

    This! Been there.

  • Fiona

    I unequivocally agree with you.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Your second to last sentence ?

  • Yoni7

    Any chick that screams sexual assault BUT voted for Trump, can shut the entire FUKK up!

  • Look@m3

    YOU got to be making this up! LMAO...I'm take this as a fictional story because this too damn funny!

  • TheOwley

    They won't complain no matter what you do to them. However, Saudi Arabia wants to make them citizens, lol.

  • Look@m3

    Yawl got to be making this stuff up. I thought I worked with crazy people.. My goodness!

  • justlooking

    Imagine if we black women would admit to all the times we were sexually harassed at work. NONE of would have jobs. Cause they would terminate us, instead of the predator.

  • V Dubb

    I just screamed!!!! Stahhppppp

  • Quitedeliteful

    all you have to do is drop a bread crumb and Vince would lose his train of thought
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • We Can Do This

    I agree. Would be looked at as trouble makers.

  • We Can Do This

    You're right. You can't play both sides of that fence.

  • Quitedeliteful

    my big gay wedding
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hilarious!!! This is a lesson this conniving bytch will NEVER forget !!!

  • No Love Lost

    ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Steve the Harvey ???

  • Quitedeliteful

    Unfortunately, this is true more often than not. I worked for a woman once who always wanted me to go buy her pantyhose or pick up lunch. She even had me calling her mortgage company to lie about her mortgage payment being in the mail! I was sick to death of her and found another job quick...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Happy B-Day!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • V Dubb

    That is what happens remember the one sista that said the white guy said something about her being chocolate....dang it I can't remember what he said but she was the first to say something. Oh it was at Fox News....and they dismissed her ass until she took it wayyyy public.

  • justlooking

    Yeap, I lost count how many times it's happened to me. My bills were never setup that I cold blow the whistle.

  • You already know ?

    Exactly...????????????

  • KA

    Whelp. CBS fired him.

  • Phillybruh

    I wish I did. I'm quiet and come to work and mind my business. If its one thing here in the Government especially the VA you have to. Or you will get pulled into all kinds of BS.

  • Look@m3

    Well say no more. You work for Government....i already know what kind of people you work with. Whew....

  • justlooking

    I will look it up, I deplore all things FOXX News.

  • Ebony Starr

    I suspected that this was his daily behavior. It made me angry to know that some girls, including my friends, thought that he deserved respect. I'm glad that you stood up to him.

  • TawnyDelux

    I swore he was gay

  • V Dubb

    Yes please I think it was something with Bill O'Reilly or the Aires guy

  • V Dubb

    Perquita Burgess

  • LadyL

    THIS RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU. MR. GRAB EM BY THE PUZZY!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Happy birthday ?????

  • Trace da Ace

    I know that's right.....make him regret EVER thinking about touching me.....

  • Youngblood

    lmao call me crazy but I didn't see this in him.Never judge a book by its cover.I always watched him and Gayle king.

  • Junkanoo

    Are these men all horny feinds or is all this about power and abusing it cause its a turn on. I gather many of them talked about their conquests among each other like its a sport. At the very least were dealing with the dark side of sex and how powerful men have gotten away for too long with abuse

  • GeekGirl627

    Y’all remember what happened to Anita Hill...

  • JanusMaximus

    Wendy said his nickname behind the scenes was the "Crusty Paw"

  • Marlika

    After my mom died in 2001 my ouster told me how he beats on her. But my sisters dumb ass always defends him so I stay out of it. They live 3000 miles in another state.

  • Marlika

    What a cunt!! ?

  • Passion

    You got that right, I name plenty of the perverts at my jobs, especially at AT&T. Never put anything pass any man no matter his position. Simple as that!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Or anyone who was mad at Trump but sees what these guys are doing can too, because these guys are no better. It goes both ways.

  • justlooking

    For your paycheck, please take your company name out. I have no extra funds this year. FOlks are real petty and will track you down.

  • pure_rachet

    my bills weren't either but I blew the hell outta the whistle. Best decision ever.

  • justlooking

    Well DONE!

  • Marlika

    Nope, this really happened.

  • Yoni7

    Never said it didn't go both ways. Lock all their asses up is my take.

  • parisjok

    right

  • parisjok

    they did that same thing to the white women also. time after time

  • justlooking

    Hmmph, obviously you didn't understand my comment. The privilege is real.

  • John

    how many men talk like that when their with the guys. i bet half of y'all are listening to rap music that says worse. hell Steve Harvey has practically gotten that dirty on family feud. time to act like adults now and move forward. if your so mad at trump vote for someone else next election and hope that if a democrat is elected the republicans don't act out as bad as you all did this time burning stuff and acting like idiots