Three Women Sue Charlie Rose And CBS Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Posted May 06, 2018

There's a new lawsuit in the Charlie Rose sexual harassment case.

The plaintiffs in Friday's lawsuit - Katherine Harris, Sydney McNeal and Yuqing Wei - worked in different capacities for Rose past year while he was a co-host for CBS This Morning, according to the complaint.

The lawsuit also alleges Rose asked Harris and McNeal to share details of their sex lives, "boasted of his own sexual conquests" and suggested the two women should engage in a sexual relationship with each other.

In one new allegation, a former research assistant said Rose exposed his penis and touched her breasts when they worked at NBC News' Washington bureau in 1976.

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".

The lawsuit also accuses CBS executives of failing to warn employees of Rose's history of sexual misconduct.

The litigation marks the first known legal filing against Rose concerning sexual harassment. The complaint also accused the network of demoting Wei in retaliation for her complaint against Rose.

Three former CBS employees who allege that Charlie Rose sexually harassed them are suing him. Rose his job as a host [VIDEO] of "CBS This Morning" and an on-the-scene reporter for "60 Minutes".

But, according to the complaint, the defendants "unlawfully failed and refused to take any remedial action and allowed Mr". The three women are represented by Kenneth Goldberg of Goldberg Fliegel, who could not be reached for comment Friday. The newspaper also reported that CBS managers were warned of Rose's conduct at least three times over a period of 30 years. They allege Rose pulled them close to his body and kissed them on the cheek. He later offered her a job with his company, which produced "The Charlie Rose Show" which aired on Bloomberg and PBS.

Rose allegedly made similar advances to Wei, including calling her "China doll" and caressing her arms when she handed him papers.

The retaliation component of the lawsuit stems from Wei's account that she was removed from her position as an anchor assistant several months after she filed a complaint with CBS human resources on November 30, just days after Rose was sacked. The woman said she complained to PBS management and was told that Rose was harmless. The lawsuit says that Wei's health suffered as a result of her experience with CBS.

Kadro did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hours later, three new accusers at CBS News made further claims against Rose.

The Post has since reported that a total 35 women have come forward with allegations against Rose, whom one former intern reportedly said "falls toward the worst end of the spectrum" of sexual harassment.

The lawsuit also alleges that in addition to Rose, "one or more other high level male executives at CBS committed acts of sexual harassment against women".