Monday, November 20, 2017

The Pankpocalypse Snatches Charlie Rose....,


BostonGlobe |  ‘‘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,’’ Rose said in a statement provided to The Post. ‘‘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.’’

Most of the women said Rose alternated between fury and flattery in his interactions with them. Five described Rose putting his hand on their legs, sometimes their upper thigh, in what they perceived as a test to gauge their reactions. Two said that while they were working for Rose at his residences or were traveling with him on business, he emerged from the shower and walked naked in front of them. One said he groped her buttocks at a staff party. 

Reah Bravo was an intern and then associate producer for Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007. In interviews, she described unwanted sexual advances while working for Rose at his private waterfront estate in Bellport, New York, and while traveling with him in cars, in a hotel suite and on a private plane.

‘‘It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,’’ she told The Post. ‘‘He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.’’