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Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Gayle King thinks the #MeToo movement needs due process
The New York Times Magazine asked the CBS This Morning anchor, who is still friends with Charlie Rose following his firing, whether there's a potential for a #MeToo backlash. "I do worry about that, because I think when a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty," she says. "There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Charlie Rose is set to hang out with billionaires in Sun Valley -- is this the beginning of his comeback?
The disgraced former CBS and PBS host is said to be one of the invitees to the annual Allen & Company retreat that features some of the most powerful powerful moguls, including Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bob Iger and Les Moonves. As Joe Pompeo points out, the "invite suggests that, in certain quarters, he still very much exists, and raises the still unanswered question of what the afterlife of #MeToo men should be. Can they mingle in gated communities like the Allen & Company gathering but not in public? And how large is the gap between the public discussion of #MeToo and private ones?"
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Christiane Amanpour will host a new PBS late-night show, Amanpour & Company, to replace Charlie Rose
Premiering in July, Amanpour & Company will replace PBS' simulcast of Amanpour's CNN International program, Amanpour, which had been running as interim replacement since Rose was fired from PBS following his sexual harassment scandal late last year. Amanpour & Company will be hosted by Amanpour in London with a rotating group of contributors. Amanpour will continue hosting her CNN International show.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
CBS and Charlie Rose sued by three former staffers for sexual harassment
Former CBS News broadcast associate Katherine Brooks Harris, ex-news associate Yuqing "Chelsea" Wei and Rose's former executive assistant Sydney McNeal -- who were all cited in Thursday's Washington Post story on Rose -- have filed a lawsuit against CBS News and the disgraced former CBS This Morning anchor. All three women allege that Rose berated and intimidated them, boasted about his sexual conquests and encouraged them to share their sexual experiences, according to TMZ. They all say that Rose would repeatedly caress and touch their bodies. Wei said Rose would refer to her as "China Doll" and that he once called her a "f*cking idiot." Harris and McNeal say Rose fired them after The Washington Post's bombshell story last November that resulted in his firing. ALSO: Former Charlie Rose intern writes in detail of his "narcissism, temper, and licentiousness."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:46AM EDT
A Charlie Rose #MeToo redemption show sounds absurd, but don't be shocked if it ever does happen
The overwhelming response to last week's Page Six story is that "this would NEVER, EVER happen," says Matthew Gilbert. But he says in an era where O.J. Simpson's If I Did It is a possibility, anything can happen. "I can just see some producer putting together a low-budget affair starring Rose and streaming it through Rose’s website, perhaps, or a site with a less obvious stigma," says Gilbert. "I can see people watching it, especially those who find the #MeToo movement to be an expression of liberal political correctness, those who feel that women shouldn’t be so sensitive and difficult. I can see the show developing a loyal following, just as off-kilter sites such as Alex Jones’s InfoWars have. It’s hard to believe Charlie Rose’s Bathrobe Confessions would ever come into existence. But I remember the disbelief I felt in the late 1990s, when I first heard about an upcoming TV series where — oh my God — they actually leave a group of people in the wild to see if they can survive."
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 10:55AM EDT
Charlie Rose's alleged sexual misconduct was widespread at CBS News; 27 new women come forward
The Washington Post, which reported first reported on Rose's sexual harassment allegations at PBS last November, has learned that the former CBS This Morning co-anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent also allegedly sexually harassed many female staffers at CBS News. CBS News managers received complaints about Rose's behavior as early as 1986 and as late as April 2017. The Post spoke to 14 CBS News employees who accuse Rose of sexual harassment and 13 women who worked with him elsewhere. The new allegations date back to 1976, when a former research assistant at NBC News' Washington bureau says Rose exposed his penis to her and touched her breasts. Meanwhile, at CBS News, "some women who said they were harassed said they feared reporting the violations to executives, whom they viewed as prioritizing the careers of male stars," report Amy Brittain and Irin Carmon, who broke the first Charlie Rose story. In all, three CBS managers were warned over a 30-year period of Rose's behavior. When asked to respond to the new allegations, Rose sent a one-sentence email: “Your story is unfair and inaccurate.” CBS News issued a statement in response to The Post's article: “Since we terminated Charlie Rose, we’ve worked to strengthen existing systems to ensure a safe environment where everyone can do their best work. Some of the actions we have taken have been reported publicly, some have not. We offer employees discretion and fairness, and we take swift action when we learn of unacceptable behavior. That said, we cannot corroborate or confirm many of the situations described. We continue to look for ways to improve our workplace and this period of reflection and action has been important to all of us. We are not done with this process.” ALSO: Gayle King responds on CBS This Morning: "I have a very bad case of deja vu, I have to say. I feel sick to my stomach. I don't know what to say about this."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
Gayle King warns of a #MeToo backlash: "There has to be a due process for all involved"
The CBS This Morning anchor and former Charlie Rose colleague spoke about the movement at the Milken Institute conference in Beverly Hills. “I worry sometimes that women make an accusation and men instantly get the death penalty,” King said on Monday. “I think we have to be very careful; that there has to be a due process for all involved — so I do worry of a backlash to the #MeToo movement.”
Posted Sunday 4/29/18 at 1:21AM EDT
Stephen Colbert blasts reported Charlie Rose #MeToo interview redemption show
The Late Show host dubbed the proposed show that would have Rose interviewing fellow high-profile sexual harassers as To Catch Up With a Predator.
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
If Charlie Rose is trying to "narrate" his own comeback via a #MeToo atonement show, then he will never get what he did wrong
"A show that might as well be called Charlie Rose Presents: If I Did It is f*cking insulting," says Erin Gloria Ryan, of the Page Six report that Rose is developing a #MeToo atonement show. "It’s insulting in its craven transparency; Rose obviously sees a market for a show that provides men a way to launder their consciences and their IMDB pages. Just sit down opposite Rose, act super sad for 45 minutes, and Voilà! Your career lives!" She adds: "An interview series featuring the felled men of #MeToo could be interesting; Charlie Rose is the last person in the world who should be starring in it. Have Megyn Kelly do it. Have Oprah do it. Have a bot programmed to ask questions the way Jaden Smith tweets do it."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
Report: A Charlie Rose-hosted #MeToo redemption show is in the works
Journalist Tina Brown, the former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, tells Page Six she was recently approached to produce a #MeToo atonement series that would have the disgraced former CBS News and PBS host interview other men embroiled in sexual harassment scandals. Brown also mentioned the proposed show this week at a Women’s Luncheon in Brooklyn, with a source saying she told the audience she had rejected the proposal while mentioning potential guests like Matt Lauer and Louis CK. Brown tells Page Six's Ian Mohr, however, she "can't remember" who exactly is behind the series. Page Six adds: "Three guests at the Brooklyn lunch recalled Brown mentioning the Rose show was pitched to her as a 'Netflix show.' But a source familiar with the streaming service told us that it’s not at all a Netflix project, and no one there had heard of it." This news comes amid a controversial news cycle that's seen several stories exploring how high-profile men could stage their comebacks.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
The "redemption narrative" seems inevitable for the powerful men sidelined by sexual misconduct
The recent spate of stories on sexual abusers like Louis CK, Mario Batali and Matt Lauer potentially staging comebacks are all part of the redemption arc, says Stassa Edwards. "There’s a certain tick-tock already baked in the redemption story; a sense that there are correct steps done in a thoughtful order to restore temporarily suspended careers," she says. "The first is to admit wrongdoing and apologize. CK issued an apology, as did Batali (Batali’s, done through his newsletter, even included a recipe for cinnamon rolls). The second is evidence that a man has made some sort of effort to change. This is usually in the form of thinking or listening, perhaps even a kind of soul-searching." Edwards notes that these redemption narratives don't ask difficult questions, nor do they make difficult demands. "It’s revealing that such self-reflection never results in the conclusion that men who have spent careers harassing and bullying should not return to those careers," she says. "They never reach the conclusion that their past actions have permanently degraded their authority as cultural arbiters. It’s telling that they demand not just forgiveness but the continued public support that an actor or chef or journalist requires with giving so little in return. But then they would have to question the very 'self,' and its true capacity for reflection, they value so dearly. The work of making amends is messy and long; there is no room for such things in these swift and tidy narratives."
- Anthony Bourdain's #MeToo advice for Alec Baldwin: "Just shut up"
- It's like there's a quota for needlessly sympathetic stories about odious men
- Of course these men expect to re-enter their careers as if nothing ever happened
- Sean Penn dines with Charlie Rose after writing a poem defending defending him against sexual misconduct allegations
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Charlie Rose described as "broken" and "desperately lonely" since his sexual harassment scandal
The Hollywood Reporter describes how Rose was completely ignored last week and had to keep his head down while visiting a popular New York City restaurant. "Dressed in a dark suit, Rose projected dishevelment: his hair messy, his notebook's pages askew, his gait shuffling," writes James Oliver Cury. A source says of Rose's current state: "He's a broken, powerful, old man surrounded by people who love him, but the truth is, he is desperately lonely." ALSO: The Hollywood Reporter criticized for giving Rose the "sob stories" treatment.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Ali Wentworth jokes that husband George Stephanopoulos is the "last man standing" on morning TV
Wentworth calls her husband of 17 years a "stand-up dude." Wentworth says when the Good Morning America anchor first heard about Matt Lauer's button, he wanted one for himself. "He thought it would be great because he could keep everyone out of his way and just do his work,” said Wentworth.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
CBS News creates a "working group" to address workplace issues following the Charlie Rose scandal
"We want to listen to your thoughts on workplace issues, to learn about practices and customs that are in our way, to find out what we're doing right and where we need to do better," said CBS News' Karen Raffensperger, the director of standards and practices, in an email to staffers about the initiative she is heading.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Report: CBS executives are "freaking out" over an upcoming Charlie Rose bombshell story
Page Six reports that The Washington Post, which broke the story of Rose's PBS sexual harassment scandal, has been spending months on a new story about Rose's alleged sexual misconduct at CBS. It was The Washington Post's story that resulted in Rose's immediate ouster from both his PBS and CBS jobs. "CBS has been using NDAs to try and suppress potential sources for an upcoming exposé about Charlie Rose’s sexual misconduct," reports Page Six. "And top network execs who worked on Rose’s shows are panicking that they’ll be accused of turning a blind eye to his sexual misconduct." Page Six notes that Late Show with Stephen Colbert executive producer Chris Licht is among the execs who are "terrified" over the looming report. Licht was previously CBS This Morning's executive producer. CBS News is also being accused of hypocrisy for using non-disclosure agreements to try to silence potential sources, while framing Stormy Daniels as brave for attempting to break her NDA on 60 Minutes.