After a series of sexual harassment allegations from several women, TV host Charlie Rose’s ex-intern has also come forward to allege that he had forced her to watch a movie including a sadomasochism (S&M) scene and had asked her if the scene had aroused her or not.
Former intern Sarah Gordon said she went to deliver a mail to Rose’s apartment, where the ‘creepy’ encounter took place in 2002, New York Post reports.
“I proceeded to go into the living room, and he said, ‘I want to show you this scene from this movie,’ and he said, ‘Have a seat, you know, relax,’ and he proceeded to turn on the film ‘Secretary,’ which is a sexually involved film involving S&M, unfortunately,” Gordon said.
Following this, he asked Gordon if she was sexually aroused or not. Gordon quickly changed the subject and asked him if she could take anything back to the office for him before leaving.
Gordon also added that Rose never laid a hand on her during their 20 minutes together.
Journalist and TV host Charlie Rose was fired by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg TV after a Washington Post report in which eight women accused him of sexual misconducts like groping, passing lewd comments and roaming around naked in their presence.
“I don’t think someone like that deserves to have a position like that if they’re going to abuse their power anyway, so I think it’s probably best, for the best,” Gordon said.
Rose has apologised for his behaviour.
“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologise for my inappropriate behaviour,” Rose said in a statement.