Charlie Rose and CBS are being sued by three ex-employees who claim the former host sexually harassed them.
CBS News is also named as a defendant. Harris says he once told her, "I didn't know that I hired a f**king kindergartner". Rose's misconduct, before an article by The Post (published in November).
The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court, alleges that Rose habitually made sexually suggestive comments and engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with the three employees. According to the lawsuit Rose wrote in a letter to Harris offering her a job on his show, saying "I want you to be at the center of my professional world....", "You help me get through the day", "we will celebrate" and "I look forward to the most exciting year of our lives".
Rose was sacked in November from his job as co-host of "CBS This Morning" after the Washington Post reported that eight women alleged he had sexually harassed them.
Rose was ousted from CBS past year after allegations of harassment emerged.
Ms. Harris and Ms. McNeal assert that Mr.
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After Rose was sacked, the lawsuit alleges that Wei filed a complaint against Kadro with CBS' director of human resources, Maria Cottone. Rose his job as a host [VIDEO] of "CBS This Morning" and an on-the-scene reporter for "60 Minutes". The complaint also accused the network of demoting Wei in retaliation for her complaint against Rose. CBS "did not investigate the complaint, and did not take any remedial action", the lawsuit alleges.
Rose could not immediately be reached for comment. The lawsuit offered more than a dozen specific examples of Rose's alleged misbehaviour, including caressing all three women on separate occasions. 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.
In one case, the lawsuit alleges, he referred to Wei as a "China Doll" and used an expletive while calling her an "idiot" for booking a flight that did not have flat folding seats. Her complaint included allegations against Kadro, whom she said kicked her chair as a show of intimidation.
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". She is now on medical leave, according to the suit. The new allegations date as early as 1976, when, as one woman claims, Mr.
CBS News said it could not confirm or corroborate numerous stories told by The Post. Hours later, three new accusers at CBS News made further claims against Rose.
They say they were subjected to "repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment" by Rose.