In the shadow of never-ending sexual harassment news, another major figure has bitten the dust. This news has come after many public figures have been outed for sexual misconduct. The accusations and stories are coming with such frequency that many are asking, will there ever be an end?
It started in Hollywood and quickly spread to D.C. Now many media figures are being exposed for their disgusting behavior. We’re not just talking about one or two isolated moments of indiscretion. These men have a long history of taking advantage of women.
The latest revelation has rocked the news world. Charlie Rose, a fixture on CBS and PBS, has been accused of sexual misconduct. Initial reports state he was suspended. Now we learn he has been fired from CBS.
From LA Times:
Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.
Rose’s departure marks the downfall of one of television’s most venerable journalists and a major blow to CBS News, which enjoyed its greatest success ever in the morning thanks to “CBS This Morning,” which was built around Rose and his co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell in 2012…
He was also harshly dismissed from PBS:
Not long after CBS’ announcement, PBS made its own.
“In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect,” it said in a statement.
It seems like all bets are off. If someone has had a history of sexual misconduct, it will more than likely come out soon. We are seeing how powerful men in politics and entertainment have abused their power. Women, men, and even children have been victims of their vile behavior.
Charlie Rose is one in an ever-increasing line of men. Make no mistake, we are not done with the revelations. In the coming months we will learn of others.
The only questions are, who and when?