In a Washington Post article on Monday, eight women accused Charlie Rose, host of interview program "Charlie Rose" on PBS and Bloomberg and co-host of "CBS This Morning," of makingsexual advances toward them between the late 1990s and 2011.
The women, all employees or aspiring employees of Rose, were between 21 and 37 years old at the time. The accounts include allegations that Rose made lewd phone calls to them, walked around naked in their presence and groped them.
"I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken," Rose said in a statement Monday.
CBS fired the host Tuesday.
Rose had also been a contributing correspondent to CBS' "60 Minutes."
"Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace," the company said in an internal memo.
PBS and Bloomberg LP immediately suspended distribution of the "Charlie Rose" show, which Rose produces independently, on Monday following the publication of the Post article.
Bloomberg said: "We are deeply disturbed to learn of these allegations and are immediately suspending the show from airing on Bloomberg TV and Radio."
"PBS was shocked to learn today of these deeply disturbing allegations," the public broadcaster said in a statement.
On Tuesday afternoon, PBS spokeswoman Jennifer Byrne confirmed that PBS will no longer distribute Rose's show.
"In light of yesterday's revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and cancelled distribution of his programs. PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect," Byrne said in a statement Tuesday.