Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, Megan Creydt and Reah Bravo are three of eight women who identify Charlie Rose as sexually harassing them in new expose.
CBS frontman, Charlie Rose, 75, has been suspended from the airwaves after eight former female workers, including, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, Megan Creydt and Reah Bravo publicly lent their name to the alleged sexual predator making unwanted sexual advances according to an expose published by The Washington Post.
A sundry of claims against Rose include the CBS news anchor and TV host of his own TV show, ‘The Charlie Rose show’, groping their breasts, buttocks and genitals without their consent, making lewd telephone calls, along with walk around naked in their presence.
The women who have come forward were all between the ages of 21 and 37 at the time of the alleged misconduct and working for the legendary television host.
Two former employees said that the young female assistants and producers Rose would constantly surround himself with were known as ‘Charlie’s Angels.’
Three of the women who came forward (named above) agreed to use their names while the other five accusers claiming sexual harassment, who spoke on the record asked that their identities not be revealed for fear of possible repercussions. The incidents occurred as far back as the late 1990s and as recently as 2011.
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan: We are living in a time where it is blindly apparent that the current systems we have created as a society have allowed for, and supported, layers of abuse.
Kyle Godfrey-Ryan: A former assistant of Rose’s in the mid-2000s, Godfrey-Ryan said Rose appeared nude when she worked in one of his New York City properties, and called her on the phone late at night to describe sexual fantasies he’d had about her—in one she was swimming naked the pool at his Bellport house. She was 21 at the time. Godfrey-Ryan, who later confided these exchanges to friends of Rose and executive producer Yvette Vega, was eventually fired from the show reported newsweek.
In a Facebook statement following the Washington Post article, Godfrey-Ryan posted in part, To be completely honest, the entire exploration of re-living some of my time working with the show over these last few weeks have been heavy because it brought two obvious truths into focus: 1) When I was in my early 20s my self-worth was decimated, even before working at the show, and that is a major contributing factor to why I stayed in an abusive situation as long as I did. 2) We are living in a time where it is blindly apparent that the current systems we have created as a society have allowed for, and supported, layers of abuse. Abusers, and those they abuse, rarely operate in isolation. At the show, I was working in an environment that supported a spectrum of misconduct from unhealthy boundaries to outright physical abuse.
Megan Creydt: I tried to never get in a car with Charlie Rose ever again.
Megan Crydt: A former Charlie Rose coordinator from 2005 to 2006, Crydt accused Rose of inappropriately touching her mid-thigh area during a car ride. ‘I don’t think I said anything,’ Crydt told The Washington Post. ‘I tensed up. I didn’t move his hand off, but I pulled my legs to the other side of the car. I tried not to get in a car with him ever again. I think he was testing me out.’
Reah Bravo: Hired as a Charlie Rose intern in 2007, Bravo, who later became an associate producer for the show, said Rose made a number of sexual advances towards her when they were alone at his private waterfront estate in Bellport, Long Island, New York. Bravo also alleges that more incidents occurred while they were traveling in a car and on a private plane, and at one point Rose asked her to accompany him to his hotel suite.
Bravo eventually moved on, with the woman saying she can see that Rose had a very clear pattern in how he tried to lure in young women.
Told Bravo, ‘He most definitely said, on numerous occasions, “I’ve never forced you to do something you didn’t want to do,”
‘He would say this forcefully and wait for my confirmation after he said this. I remember once wondering if I was being recorded.’
‘It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” she told The Post. ‘He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.’ -Reah Bravo, former PBS producer for Charlie Rose.
— Shannon Barbour (@ShannonBForever) November 20, 2017
Rose’s long time producer, Yvette Vega‘s presence seemed reassuring according to the women, two of whom said they spoke with the producer about his alleged misconduct.
‘I should have stood up for them,’ said Vega.
‘I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them.’
While or despite of, Vega’s long term participation in Rose’s productions may have allayed women’s fears, the question remains how much did she know, was she also intimidated and was this the just the way things were done & tolerated? And beyond Vega, who else also knew, if not Rose’s employers and media partners….who have now conveniently suspended the showman who once could do no wrong….
In the interim, Rose issued a statement where he said in part, ‘It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed,’
Adding, ‘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.’