CBS News is demanding to be let out of the lawsuit filed by three women who accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment because the network says they are not responsible for any of the legendary news anchor’s alleged misdeeds.
Charlie Rose was sued in May by three former female staffers, all in their mid-20s. The women claimed they Rose “subjected Plaintiffs to repeated, ongoing and unlawful physical and verbal sexual harassment." The suit listed CBS News as a defendant along with Rose.
In a new filing obtained by The Blast, CBS News filed a motion to dismiss all claims against them in the case, saying they did nothing wrong.
The network explains that following the Washington Post article that reported Rose engaged in misconduct, and his admission that he engaged in “inappropriate behavior,” CBS News terminated his employment as an anchor and correspondent for the network.
CBS News explains that one of the women suing never even worked at CBS and another was not an employee at the time Rose engaged in the alleged harassment.
Regardless, they claim none of the women have lawful claims against them. They claim it is this simple: “CBS cannot be held liable for Rose’s alleged misdeeds.”
CBS claims that none of the women even brought the alleged conduct to them, at least not until long after they terminated Rose.
CBS News is demanding to be dismissed from the case.
A judge has yet to rule.