CBS News Settles With Three Charlie Rose Accusers; Suit Against Fired Host Continues


CBS News has reached a settlement with three women who accuse former TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.

Business Insider reports last night that the suit against the news division was ended late last week but the civil suit against Rose continues.  “The matter has been resolved,” a CBS spokesperson told Deadline today, adding that the amount the matter was settled for by the company is to remain confidential at the request of the plaintiffs.

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Katherine Brooks Harris, Chelsea Wei and Sydney McNeal worked with Rose between 2016 and this year. Brooks Harris and Wei were staffers at CBS This Morning, which Rose co-hosted, and McNeal was an assistant to Rose at PBS, where he hosted an eponymous program.

The trio, all of whom are in their 20s, sued against CBS and Rose in May in the New York Supreme Court, claiming sexual harassment and retailiation. According to the suit, they were assigned jobs where they were “were required to spend a substantial amount of time working with Mr. Rose,” who is in his mid-70s. The suit says he “subjected Plaintiffs to repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment, including without limitation: (a) sexual touching; (b) sexual comments; and (c) sexual advances.”

CBS had tried to have itself removed from the suit back in early September.

PBS canceled Charlie Rose and CBS fired him from the morning show in November 2017, one day after the allegations surfaced against him.


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