More Women Accuse Rose; Some Say They Alerted CBS Managers

More Women Accuse Rose; Some Say They Alerted CBS Managers

More Women Accuse Rose; Some Say They Alerted CBS Managers

A lawsuit was filed Friday 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 a year ago while he was a co-host for CBS This Morning, according to the complaint.

Three women are suing Charlie Rose and CBS News for sexual harassment and discrimination.

There are also other women who say they were sexually harassed by Mr.

Harris says she once wore a mini-skirt with roses on it, and the ex-"CBS This Morning" anchor said they were HIS roses. The Washington Post reported Thursday that 27 more women had come forward to accuse Rose of sexually harassing them while they were working at CBS or elsewhere.

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". Rose sexually harassed them and that managers knew about complaints against him before November, when he was sacked.

Marcy McGinnis, who was senior vice president of newsgathering at CBS News when she left in 2005, said she didn't know Rose but knew he had a reputation as a "ladies man". He is also supposed to have made sexual remarks on various occasions.

The network has reportedly hired the law firm Proskauer Rose to help investigate all the claims against its former anchor. Rose his job as a host [VIDEO] of "CBS This Morning" and an on-the-scene reporter for "60 Minutes".

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CBS News fired Charlie Rose last fall.

But, according to the complaint, the defendants "unlawfully failed and refused to take any remedial action and allowed Mr". According to the suit, Rose would invite Harris and McNeal out for dinners, and then sexually touched them on their thighs and kissed them on their cheeks.

CBS never responded to the complaint, according to the lawsuit, which states the network "subsequently questioned the accuracy of her timesheets and told her that she would be replaced as an anchor assistant and would not be able to apply to work for the show's new co-anchor, John Dickerson".

Rose allegedly made similar advances to Wei, including calling her "China doll" and caressing her arms when she handed him papers. Her complaint included allegations against Kadro, whom she said kicked her chair as a show of intimidation.

CBS did not provide immediate comment on the lawsuit Friday. Ms. Wei has been on medical leave since March, the suit said. The new allegations date as early as 1976, when, as one woman claims, Mr.

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.

Goldberg said he first reached out to CBS and Rose in February to make them aware of the potential claims.

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