Watch: Gayle King and Nora O'Donnell Respond to the Charlie Rose Allegations on 'CBS This Morning'
"We're going to begin with news affecting all of us at this broadcast and this network," Norah O'Donnell said. "CBS News has suspended our co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual misconduct." The show's third co-host Gayle King continued, "The Washington Post, as you have heard, published claims from eight women who all worked, or wanted to work, for his PBS program. And they described Rose making unwanted sexual advances." King then handed off to CBS News correspondent Bianna Golodryga, who detailed the allegations and their aftermath.
In addition to posting its lead segment online (watch the video embedded above), "CBS This Morning" has also been using its Twitter feed to spotlight some of King's and O'Donnell's personal comments about the scandal:
"I really am reeling. I got 1 hour & 42 minutes of sleep last night, both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, are you okay? I am not okay. After reading that article in the Post, it was deeply disturbing, troubling and painful for me to read." - @GayleKing pic.twitter.com/EQoEBHFkUr— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 21, 2017
"This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand and more generally the safety of women. Let me be very clear. There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive and I've been doing a lot of listening." -- @NorahODonnell pic.twitter.com/9P69QN7spu— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) November 21, 2017
UPDATE: "Charlie Rose fired by CBS following allegations of unwanted sexual advances," per The Washington Post