Famous American TV talk show host for CBS’ “This Morning” and “Person to Person” Charlie Rose has been accused of sexual misconduct. Eight women have accused Rose of allegedly groping, harassing and preying upon them while they worked for the longtime journalist, according to an article published by the Washington post

The women documented their alleged experiences with Rose that included “lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.” According to the article, all the women who have accused Rose, were either his employees or aspired to work for him and the timeline of the incidents vary from the late 1990s to as early as 2011. The women were aged between 21 to 37, the Washington Post reported. 

Although only three out of the eight women have spoken on record, reporters from the Washington Post interviewed friends, family members or colleagues who revealed the other women had confided in them about certain facets of the incidents.

As soon as the news of Rose’s alleged misconduct broke out, Twitterati blasted him and expressed their disappointment.

A Twitter user by the name, Marco Barron wrote, “Holy f--k, all of the idols that I grew up aspiring to be, have sexually assaulted someone during their career...Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose. all our idols are fake.” 

Another user named Talia Lavin blasted Rose and said he was perfectly aware of what he was doing to all those women.

“By the way? "I didn't know what I was doing/that what I was doing was nonconsensual" is both a classic male excuse ("I just fucked up!") and a terrible cover for serial and deliberate predation. Rose knew exactly what he was doing,” she tweeted. 

Some Twitter users also targeted President Donald Trump and wondered when he will be held accountable for his actions. 

In the same article, which revealed years of alleged misconduct by Rose, the TV host did not back down from issuing a statement regarding the accusations. Rose, in his statement, said he has always prided himself on being an advocate for the careers of women and deeply apologizes for his behavior. Although Rose took responsibility of behaving insensitively at times, he denied the authenticity of a few allegations made against him. 

Read his statement here. 

“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues. It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though 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. I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives,” it read. 

PBS and Bloomberg TV immediately suspended distribution for the “Charlie Rose” show just a few hours after the news broke out. CBS also confirmed Rose’s suspension while they investigated the matter.