They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record. 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. 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.
CBS announced that it was suspending Rose as it looked into the matter. Most of the women said Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with them. Five described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they perceived as a test to gauge their reactions.
Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them.
One said he groped her buttocks at a staff party. In interviews, she described unwanted sexual advances while working for Rose at his private waterfront estate in Bellport, N. Two women who worked for Charlie Rose say he emerged from a shower and walked naked in front of them while they were working at his home or traveling with him for business.
Above, Rose at home in Bellport, N. A movement or a moment? He also repeatedly called the thenyear-old late at night or early in the morning to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked in the Bellport pool as he watched from his bedroom, she said. I deeply regret not helping them. Megan Creydt worked as a coordinator on the show from to , overlapping with Godfrey-Ryan.
She said that during the incident, Rose was driving his Mini Cooper in Manhattan while she was sitting in the passenger seat.
I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out. Above, Rose at a gala in New York on Oct. The employees worked for Charlie Rose Inc. The environment brimmed with the young and potentially vulnerable, hungry for scarce television jobs. Often at his side was a rotating cast of young assistants and producers. One of the authors of this report, Outlook contributing writer Irin Carmon, first heard and attempted to report on the allegations involving two of the women while she was a journalist at Jezebel in but was unable to confirm them.
A woman then in her 30s who was at the Bellport home in to discuss a job opportunity said Rose appeared before her in an untethered bathrobe, naked underneath. She said he subsequently attempted to put his hands down her pants.
She said she pushed his hands away and wept throughout the encounter. The woman described a day when Rose went into the bathroom, left the door open and turned on the shower. She said he began to call her name, insistently. She ignored him, she said, and continued working. Suddenly, he came out of the bathroom and stood over her. She turned her head, briefly saw skin and Rose with a towel and jerked back around to avoid the sight.
Another woman said that during her internship in the early s, Rose groped her breasts and stomach as she drove him from Bellport back to Manhattan. Her then-boyfriend, now husband, confirmed that she described the incident to him immediately after it occurred.
When Rose invited her to work regularly and stay overnight at Bellport, her boyfriend told her to refuse the offer, and she did, both told The Post. It is filmed at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan. He can be charming and generous, consulting favored employees for their opinions on what to ask heads of state or whisking them off to exotic locations for interviews. But his wrath was swift and often fiercely personal, according to interviews with multiple former employees.
After the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, more women and men have come forward against a growing list of well-known male figures with similar stories of harassment and assault. She struggled to make ends meet during her unpaid internship, accruing credit card debt and eating free cereal in the Bloomberg food court. One day, several months into the internship, Rose offered her a side gig at his home in Bellport on Long Island. Your primary responsibilities are to organize and catalogue all my books and tapes and files It will help me a lot, be fun for you, and you will have a car all the time for whatever you need to do.
Obtained by The Washington Post Bravo said she took the train to Bellport, where she said Rose met her at the Ronkonkoma station and took her to a bank to withdraw money to cover her expenses.
She stayed at the Bellport home for about a week, sleeping in a bedroom in the main house. Rose was gone much of the time. While she was there, Bravo said she received a message from a male producer. Late one night, Bravo said, Rose returned home after a night out. She said she tried to hurry out of the library in the guesthouse to return to her bedroom in the main house before Rose came in, but he intercepted her.
She said he insisted that they have a glass of wine at the dining room table in the main house. Then, he suggested they walk out to his dock and look at the moon, Bravo said. How could a man of his stature and his power be doing something so inappropriate? A day or two later, Bravo said, Rose drove her back to Manhattan. She said he began to tell her that he felt very alone in life, despite his wealth and success. He recalled a brush with death a year earlier during heart surgery in Paris and began to tear up, and she said she patted him on the shoulder to console him.
She was working in the guesthouse and caught a glimpse of Rose rinsing off nude in an unenclosed outdoor shower. She said she quickly averted her eyes and moved away from the window. Later, he asked if she had seen him showering, she said, and seemed disappointed when she said no. While at Bellport, Bravo said Rose repeatedly insisted that he needed to hear that she was comfortable at Bellport and how much she enjoyed it there. She emailed him about her work ideas and also mentioned Bellport.
In a statement, Vega says she regrets not doing more to protect the young women on the show. Her new duties required more travel with Rose, and he frequently requested her company for working dinners, she said. Rose would regularly hire drivers to take them around town. On more than one occasion, she said, he groped her in the back seat. I was forced to look at him or to let him talk directly into my ear.
While she was working at a desk in the room, she said, he emerged naked from the shower and stood before a mirror where she could see him. She said she ignored him and kept working. Later, flying on a small private plane alone with Rose, she said he requested that they watch a documentary about Algeria on a portable DVD player. Suddenly, she said, Rose got out of his seat and pressed his body onto hers. I mean, what am I going to do? We were how many feet up in the air?
Bravo said she locked eyes with one of the two pilots as she disembarked. In response, Rose took her to the Spotted Pig, a well-known restaurant in Manhattan, and dangled a position as a producer in Washington. She could even live in a Georgetown residence where he sometimes stayed, she said he told her.
She said she declined. In retrospect, Bravo said she feels shame and embarrassment about her warm correspondence with Rose. Male staffers did it, too. I remember once wondering if I was being recorded. She was unfamiliar with his show but was soon hired to be his assistant. On her first day on the job, Rose injured his foot. She tended to him as he recovered. But soon, Godfrey-Ryan said, he began yelling at her, calling her stupid and incompetent and pathetic.
Then he began calling her as late as midnight and as early as 6 a. What do you do? Is he touching you? Her boyfriend at the time, now her husband, told The Post that he was often present for these calls but said he did not know what was being discussed. The content of the calls, however, was openly discussed in the office and even joked about, according to Godfrey-Ryan and the producer who worked there at the time. Godfrey-Ryan also said Rose would repeatedly walk in front of her naked at one of his New York City residences.
Her husband confirmed that she complained to him about it at the time. She said she ignored the nudity. Godfrey-Ryan said she reported the touching and the calls to Vega, but nothing happened.
She stopped reporting the behavior. Godfrey-Ryan said she eventually confided to a mutual friend outside the show about Rose, and the friend told Rose. She said Rose fired her. She has since launched her own business, Tune. In , she was in her mids, looking to break into broadcast journalism after studying politics and earning her graduate degree in Europe.