Famed journalist Charlie Rose to face sexual harassment lawsuit

Report: Charlie Rose's alleged harassment included dozens of women, goes back decades

Charlie Rose was sued on Friday by three former CBS employees, who allege that he sexually harassed them and threatened their jobs.

Rose was sacked in November from his job as co-host of "CBS This Morning" after the Washington Post reported that eight women alleged he had sexually harassed them.

CBS News did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Rose was suspended and later fired by CBS after the Post story broke. He later offered her a job with his company, which produced "The Charlie Rose Show" which aired on Bloomberg and PBS. The three women are represented by Kenneth Goldberg of Goldberg Fliegel, who could not be reached for comment Friday. The woman said she complained to PBS management and was told that Rose was harmless.

The lawsuit alleges Wei talked last April to Ryan Kadro, the executive producer of "CBS This Morning", about the attention Rose was paying toward Harris, which Wei said involved out-of-the-office lunches and an attention to Harris she perceived as unusual.

Harris, the lawsuit says, joined CBS in January of 2016, and said Rose started noticing her, taking her to lunch at expensive restaurants.

In one case, the lawsuit alleges, he referred to Wei as a "China Doll" and used an expletive while calling her an "idiot" for booking a flight that did not have flat folding seats. According to the suit, Rose would invite Harris and McNeal out for dinners, and then sexually touched them on their thighs and kissed them on their cheeks. A report in The Washington Post earlier this week detailed 27 additional allegations of harassment and that managers had been warned about Rose's conduct at least three times over a 30 year period.

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The lawsuit alleges that Rose made sexually explicit comments and engaged in sexual contact with three employees. Harris says he once told her, "I didn't know that I hired a f**king kindergartner". The lawsuit says that Wei's health suffered as a result of her experience with CBS.

"During the week of May 2, 2017, Mr. Kadro approached Ms. Wei from behind, while Ms. Wei was seated at her desk and as an act of sexual harassment, kicked and shoved Ms. Wei's chair with substantial force, startling, intimidating and scaring Ms. Wei", the lawsuit states.

Wei has since taken medical leave from the network.

The network has reportedly hired the law firm Proskauer Rose to help investigate all the claims against its former anchor.

"Mr. Rose openly engaged in unlawful sexual harassment against Plaintiffs during business hours, at the CBS Studios, at Charlie Rose Studios, as well as offsite", the lawsuit states.

"CBS was fully aware of".

The lawsuit comes on the heels of 27 new women coming forward with allegations against their former co-worker.

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