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CBS suspends Charlie Rose after report of allegations from 8 women

Charlie Rose

Rose was sacked by CBS on Tuesday and PBS canceled his long-running talk show in the wake of a Washington Post report detailing his unwanted sexual advances and misconduct involving eight women.

Following news of the allegations against Rose, King told viewers of Tuesday morning's episode: "I really am still reeling".

At first, the 62-year-old told Stephen Colbert that she considered canceling her appearance on his late-night show, but ultimately made a decision to go through with it in order to show that CBS is a "top-notch news organization".

"In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked", Rose said in a statement.

Charlie Rose says he is 'deeply embarrassed' by the claims
Image Rose said he ‘deeply apologised’ for his ‘inappropriate behaviour

Three additional women have come forward since with similar allegations to CBS following an internal investigation. "It's still very painful, it's still very hurtful".

Colbert also addressed the accusations in his opening monologue before calling King to sit by his desk, including the allegation that Rose had a penchant for offering unwanted massages-a gesture known in the workplace as "the crusty paw". "I proceeded to go into the living room, and he said I want to show you this scene from this movie", Gordon said. But King said she was only doing her job.

Colbert said he was proud of the work King and the team at CBS had done that day, covering the personally devastating news as the news, reporting on a close friend and colleague, "objectively and fully". Nothing is going to change until men join the conversation, too-and more women are in places of power. Probably, then I tried to divert it and change the subject.

And when asked if she believes that sexual misconduct is an issue that could return to the shadows after a few months of attention, King expressed hope that this will not be the case: "Women are no longer afraid to speak up, but the best part about it is they're now being believed". He added that some of the allegations, though, weren't accurate.