Charlie Rose was the sexual harasser du jour yesterday, with the veteran TV newsman taking the big headline on the Drudge Report.
Today the headline will feature some new male or some new accusations about somebody as the moral panic, created by (((feminists))) rolls along.
Veteran broadcaster Charlie Rose, who has been accused of sexually harassing a spate of women, says he didn’t do anything wrong, in so many words.
TMZ reporters tracked down the 75-year-old outside of his NYC apartment and grilled him about the recent accusations that he harassed and groped colleagues so often that his shoulder rubs were known as “the crusty paw” around the office.
The tabloid photographer asked him if he had anything to say to the eight women who have accused him of “wrongdoings.” His response? “It’s not wrongdoings,” Rose muttered before quickly entering his apartment.
This response is in stark contrast to the apologetic tone he struck yesterday in a written statement on the allegations, which accuse him of making lewd phone calls and strutting in front of colleagues naked, among other acts.
“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed,” he wrote. “I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that.”
“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.”
Rose has been suspended by CBS, while PBS and Bloomberg have both announced they will stop distributing his eponymous show, in light of the allegations.
Vox reports on the specifics of the accusations against Charlie.
Eight accusers describe rage, touching, and even nudity (ugh!) by Charlie.
The thing about Charlie is that he’s a liberal of the particularly disgusting type. He always seemed to have a superior air of the “My sh*t doesn’t stink” variety.
That said, Charlie wasn’t too far from being just an ordinary run-of-the-mill womanizer. I wonder how many women that he had sex with are not coming forward because it was consensual sex that took place because they wanted a job, a raise, a promotion, or just to be able to tell their girlfriends that they had sex with somebody famous.
BTW, here’s a photo of Charlie with his wife. Is she (gasp!) Jewish? She looks Jewish. LOL.