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Report: More Than 2 Dozen More Women Accuse Charlie Rose Of Sexual Misconduct

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/CBS News) – Twenty seven additional women are now accusing former “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, according to a report in the Washington Post.

The report alleges that CBS management was warned about Roses alleged behavior on three separate occasions over the years, including as far back as 1986.

CBS fired Rose in November. His program on PBS was cancelled after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced.

This morning, the Washington Post reports new allegations of sexual misconduct by former @CBSThisMorning anchor Charlie Rose.@CBSNews fired Rose in November after eight women claimed he had groped them, exposed himself, or spoke to them inappropriately.

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 3, 2018

The accusers include 14 CBS News employees and 13 women who worked with him at other jobs. The report details allegations of groping, exposing himself, and lewd comments.

MORE: The Washington Post reports 27 women, include 14 CBS News employees, said Rose sexually harassed them over a more than 30 year period. The paper alleges over that time, Rose's behavior was "flagged to managers at the network as early as 1986 and as recent as April 2017."

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 3, 2018

In a statement, CBS News President David Rhodes said: “Since we terminated Charlie Rose, weve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior. That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process.”

In a statement, CBS News said: "Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we've worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work."

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 3, 2018

In a statement, Rose responded to the new allegations in the Posts story: “Your story is unfair and inaccurate.”

“I hav a very bad case of deja vu, I have to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I dont know what to say about this,” said Gayle King, who co-hosted CBS This Morning with Rose. “When the story first broke, I said Charlie was my friend. I still consider him a friend, I know thats probably not the politically correct thing to say at this moment, but I dont believe in abandoning friends when theyre down. That said, this is very troubling, very disturbing and you cant discount what these women are saying.”

“I dont know what more we can do with Charlie Rose except a public flogging. Hes gone. Hes not coming back to CBS News,” she added.

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