Another high-profile man is accused of sexual misconduct going back years. This time, it’s TV host Charlie Rose. Eight women told The Washington Post in a Monday report about allegedly predatory behavior dating back to the late 1990s. Three spoke on the record. The rest discussed this on background, worried about Rose retaliating against them. Rose disputed some details in his statement to WaPo, saying “I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
So what kind of allegations are we talking about here?
1. Walking Around Naked in Front of Women
Several women claimed that he walked around naked in front of them. Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, one of Rose’s former assistants, said he walked around naked in front of her. This allegedly happened at least a dozen times when she was working at one of his New York City homes.
“It feels branded into me, the details of it,” she said.
2. Sharing Sexual Fantasies
Godfrey-Ryan also claimed he’d repeatedly call her late night or early morning to talk about his sexual fantasy: her swimming nude in a pool as he watched.
3. Groping. A lot of groping.
Former intern Reah Bravo said Rose groped her on numerous occasions. In several instances, he’d allegedly do this: “He would grip my head tightly while talking to me. He held it so tightly that I couldn’t turn my neck in any direction. I was forced to look at him or to let him talk directly into my ear.”
Megan Creydt, a former show coordinator, said Rose groped her thigh when she was riding in the passenger seat of his car.
“I don’t think I said anything,” she said. “I tensed up. I didn’t move his hand off, but I pulled my legs to the other side of the car. I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out.”