Former CBS anchor Charlie Rose filed a movement Friday to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit introduced towards him, claiming the three plaintiffs are “exploiting the #MeToo Motion.”
The movement asserts that “not one of the three plaintiffs,” Katherine Brooks Harris, Sydney McNeal and Yuqing Wei, “alleges a cognizable declare of gender discrimination harassment or retaliation.”
Harris, McNeal and Wei filed the lawsuit in Could, accusing Rose of “blatant and repeated sexual harassment.” The three ladies claimed that Rose “repeatedly sexually touched” them, “together with with out limitation caressing and touching their arms, shoulders, waist and again, pulling them near his physique, and kissing them on the cheek.”
All three labored at CBS or for Rose, who additionally had a chat present on PBS.
The swimsuit got here on the heels of a bombshell story within the Washington Submit, during which 27 ladies accused Rose of sexual harassment. The three plaintiffs within the lawsuit additionally went on the file for the Submit’s story, detailing Rose’s alleged misconduct.
Months earlier, in November of 2017, the Washington Submit printed its first story on Rose containing allegations of sexual harassment from eight ladies. Rose mentioned in an announcement on the time that he “deeply apologized” for what he admitted was “inappropriate conduct.”
The Submit’s first story led to Rose’s firing from “CBS This Morning,” in addition to the cancellation of his PBS program.
Within the movement filed Friday, Rose used powerful language in pushing again towards the claims from Harris, McNeal and Wei.
“Tacitly recognizing the weak spot of their factual allegations, Plaintiffs search to bolster their threadbare and conclusory claims by exploiting the #MeToo Motion and bootstrapping the accusations of sexual harassment made by third events towards Rose in articles printed by The Washington Submit,” the movement mentioned.
Kenneth Goldberg, the legal professional for the plaintiffs, didn’t reply to a request for remark.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 7, 2018: 11:20 AM ET