Last week, The Washington Post reported that several former employees of CBS journalist Charlie Rose said he sexually harassed them. PBS terminated its relationship with him and canceled the distribution of his programs.
Hours after Lauer’s firing, the show-business publication Variety published a detailed account of allegations against him based on interviews with women who said he victimized them.
I always prefer to be with him, but I think it's made us stronger.
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera apologized for a series of tweets that appeared to defend former “Today” host Matt Lauer and referred to the news industry as a “flirty business.” In his tweets, from which Fox officials quickly distanced themselves, Rivera said Lauer was “a real gentleman” who was “empathetic” with guests.
In the fallout of claims, which range from sexual misconduct to rape, some have resigned and others have been fired.
Only hours after NBC disclosed Lauer’s firing, former “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio, which said he engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with a colleague.