Dec 12, 2018 - Economy

CBS settles with women who accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment

Journalist Charlie Rose standing at a podium from 2015

Former "CBS This Morning" anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent Charlie Rose. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images.

CBS News has reached a settlement with three women who accused the network of not doing enough to stop anchor Charlie Rose from sexually harassing them.

Why it matters: The settlement coincides with an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former CEO and chairman Les Moonves. Rose was fired last year after three women, two who worked at CBS and one who was his assistant, came forward in a report from the Washington Post. A CBS News spokesperson said that "the matter has been resolved," and at the plaintiff’s request, the settlement amount is confidential.

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