Gayle King on Sexual Harassment Reports: “We Need Men to Join This Conversation”
Gayle King joined Stephen Colbert on CBS’s Late Show on Tuesday where she further opened up about her former CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose.
Following a damning Washington Post report on Monday detailing alleged sexual harassment from eight women, Rose was fired by CBS on Tuesday morning. Bloomberg and PBS, which distributed Rose’s show on the publicly funded network, announced that they would cease to do so on Monday.
Speaking with Colbert on Tuesday night, King said that she doesn’t think the accusations coming out are going to stop in the near future. “I don’t think it’s going to go back to the shadows because women feel empowered to speak up, women are no longer afraid to speak up, but the best part about it is they are now being believed. That’s big,” she said. However, she added that it can’t be “just women” coming forward. “We need men to join this conversation. Nothing is going to change until men join this conversation, too, and more women are in places of power.”
Colbert then asked her what men can do to join the conversation. “To listen and to say look, this is not going to be tolerated, this is not cool, knock it off,” she explained. “And men who have engaged in this kind of behavior — you know who you are — I get so irritated when people go,…