Three women filed a lawsuit in New York State Court on Friday against Charlie Rose and CBS News, alleging the television host had sexually harassed them and the network had been "fully aware" of his behavior toward women. "He's gone, he's not coming back to CBS News... but you see these allegations, you hear these stories and it just makes you sick all over again". The most recent incident of alleged misconduct reported to CBS management came in early 2017, according to the Post's investigation.
In the suit, Ms. Wei, an assistant, said she expressed concerns previous year to the current executive producer of "CBS This Morning", Ryan Kadro, about the amount of attention that Mr.
She claimed to the Put up that her boss reacted by telling her, "Nice, you don't must be alone with him anymore".
Former CBS news associate Yuqing "Chelsea" Wei, former broadcast associate Katherine Brooks Harris and Rose's former executive assistant Sydney McNeal claim the network never tried to protect them, despite having known about Rose's inappropriate behavior for years.
The network sacked Rose, once one of America's most well-respected television news hosts, on November 21, less than 24 hours after eight women leveled sexual harassment accusations against him in The Washington Post.
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. He also said, "Regarding the question about suggesting there would be a "lawsuit" - I don't believe she used that word".
Harris and two other women are being represented by attorney Ken Goldberg, who sent a letter to Rose and CBS about the allegations this past February.
The suit also accuses Mr. Kadro of harassment, saying that at one point a year ago he "kicked and shoved Ms. Wei's chair with substantial force, startling, intimidating and scaring Ms. Wei". Harris claimed the journalist "advised her he employed her as a result of he appreciated tall girls and as soon as urged she have intercourse with one other feminine assistant". "Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not". We provide staff discretion and equity, and we take swift motion after we study of unacceptable conduct. "That said, we can not corroborate or confirm numerous situations described".
CBS didn't instantly reply to PEOPLE's request for remark.
The lawsuit also alleges that in addition to Mr Rose, "one or more other high-level male executives at CBS committed acts of sexual harassment against women".
All of the women allege Rose inappropriately touched them without their consent, while one, an Asian-American, says Rose referred to her as his "China doll". "This adopted the revelation yesterday of extraordinarily disturbing and insupportable conduct stated to have revolved round his PBS program", CBS Information president David Rhodes stated on the time. "We should be such a spot".