Charlie Rose is one of America’s most respected broadcasters.
He is known for conducting in-depth interviews, including with such high-profile guests as former President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Warren Buffett, on his eponymous television program which first aired in 1991.
Charlie Rose, whose show goes out on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts CBS’s This Morning and is a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes.
His interviews have won him Emmy and Peabody awards, and he was named by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in 2014.
PBS quickly suspended distribution of the Charlie Rose show following the allegations, which they described as “deeply disturbing”.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Charlie Rose said: “I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed.
“I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”
Numerous high-profile figures, including Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have been accused of harassment in recent weeks.
The accusations were sparked by multiple women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, and a subsequent campaign encouraging victims to share their stories of harassment under the #metoo hashtag.
House of Cards, an adaptation of the 1990 miniseries of the same name, was first broadcast in 2013.
The first season garnered nine Emmy nominations, becoming the first online streaming series to win such mainstream accolades.
A Netflix spokesman said in a statement: “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey.
“We will continue to work with MRC [series producer Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.
“We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”
MRC said in a statement earlier that it was “deeply troubled” about the allegations against Kevin Spacey.
It said it had dealt with one incident in 2012 in which an unnamed crew member “shared a complaint about a specific remark and gesture made by Kevin Spacey”, that immediate action had been taken and that the issue had been resolved.
Kevin Spacey had “willingly participated in a training process”, MRC added.
Linda Louise Culkin, who engaged in a “persistent and malevolent” cyberstalking campaign against Kevin Spacey, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Linda Louise Culkin, 55, threatened to cause physical harm to Kevin Spacey.
Last November, Linda Louise Culkin pleaded guilty to charges including posting threatening letters and sending false information regarding explosives.
Kevin Spacey, 55, said it was “difficult to measure the degree of terror” caused.
The actor was not present in the District Court in Boston but his victim impact statement was read out in court.
Kevin Spacey is best known for his Oscar-winning roles in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty (photo Facebook)
Responding, Linda Louise Culkin apologized for her actions: “I have some mental health issues.”
“I was overzealous. I cop to that. I fully apologize to him. I didn’t mean it to be so harsh,” she said.
Linda Louise Culkin was arrested in January 2012. Her apartment, in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts was reported to have images of Kevin Spacey with his eyes blacked out and numerous copies of a page entitled Killing Kevin Spacey.
The judge ordered her to pay Spacey $124,000 to compensate him for the bodyguards he hired during the two-year stretch when she harassed him.
Given the time already spent in prison following her arrest, Linda Louise Culkin has approximately 18 months left of her four-year sentence.
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