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story.lead_photo.caption In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, Charlie Rose participates in the "CBS This Morning" panel at the CBS 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif. - Photo by Invision/AP / RICHARD SHOTWELL

NEW YORK — Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, with PBS halting distribution of his interview show and CBS News suspending him Monday after a Washington Post report with the accusations of eight women.

The women, who all worked for Rose or tried to work for him, accused the veteran newsman of groping them, walking naked in front of them and telling one that he dreamed about her swimming nude.

Rose, 75, told the Post that he was "deeply embarrassed" and apologized for his behavior.

"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations," the public broadcasting service said in a statement. "We are immediately suspending distribution of Charlie Rose."

Three women went on the record in the Post's story. Reah Bravo, a former associate producer for Rose's PBS show who began working for him in 2007, told the newspaper: "He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim."

Bravo said Rose groped her on multiple occasions and once, during a business trip to Indiana, called her to his hotel room where he emerged from a shower naked.

Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose's former assistants, was 21 when she said Rose repeatedly called her to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked at the pool at his Long Island home while he watched from his bedroom.

Rose's interview show is seen in 94 percent of the country on PBS stations. It is rebroadcast on Bloomberg's cable network, which also announced Monday it was suspending the show. He interviews a wide circle of people in the media, politics and entertainment. This month guests included Harvard President Drew Faust, rapper Macklemore and the Post's Robert Costa, who talked about that paper's sexual harassment investigation of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

He also hosts CBS This Morning with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, a critically acclaimed morning news programs that has been gaining the past few years on its better-known rivals. Rose also conducts interviews for 60 Minutes.

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  • rubythecat96gmailcom
    November 20, 2017 at 5:04 p.m.

    what are men teaching their sons ?

  • BoudinMan
    November 20, 2017 at 5:25 p.m.

    I know what I'm teaching mine, ruby. The question is, what did our potus teach his?

  • LR1955
    November 20, 2017 at 6:18 p.m.

    Ruby, Once some males & females reach 18-21, if not sooner, they make all sorts of bad decisions. On their own. Others wait until the think they can buy their way outa trouble.

  • ToTheLeft
    November 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

    I hate to read this. It might be easier to list the men who have NOT done sexual assault.

  • drs01
    November 20, 2017 at 6:34 p.m.

    Maybe NOW the former grouper, rapist, sexual predator famous for his oral office sex will get his well earned disgrace. Maybe NOW we can take his name and his enabler wife off our airport, and the downtown street in the River Market, and implode that piece of crap glass double wide on the river.
    Ruby, men are teaching their sons and DAUGHTERS that everything is okay as long as you don't get caught. Sex is just one example. And if your sweet young girl gets pregnant, well there is always PLANNED PARENTHOOD.

  • mozarky2
    November 20, 2017 at 8:58 p.m.

    BM, if you're teaching your son to be a "progressive", and if you have him in public school, you're teaching him to be a hard-core unemployable.

  • mozarky2
    November 20, 2017 at 9:13 p.m.

    Just saw a photo of Harvey Weinstein flanked by two "feminists", Hillary and Huma, who, coincidentally, are both married to sexual predators!
    Thank God Donald Trump is our president. These women would have NEVER come forward with Hillary in the presidency.
    The irony, it BURNS!

  • mozarky2
    November 20, 2017 at 9:56 p.m.

    Now John Conyers! Sexual predators are 98% dimocrats!

  • mozarky2
    November 20, 2017 at 10:09 p.m.

    Need to hear from legal eagles on this forum.
    What happens in a trial when evidence was found to be tampered with?
    Mistrial? Acquittal?

  • TimberTopper
    November 21, 2017 at 5:22 a.m.

    moz, your opinion regarding the public schooling is out of line and uncalled for. Many of us, maybe yourself included attended public schools and have done quite well in life, and that will be the case for future generations, so long as the schools are funded at a level it takes to make it work.