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Gayle King Reacts to New Report on Charlie Rose Allegations: ‘I Still Consider Him a Friend…’

Gayle King said she was feeling nauseous on Thursday as she acknowledged the news that the sexual allegations against Charlie Rose were worse than previously reported.

Washington Post has released a story reporting that the misconduct claims against King’s old co-anchor were “more numerous than previously known,” and that CBS heard concerns about his conduct for years. 27 more women came forward to accuse Rose of sexual harassment in the new report.

As King brought this up on CBS This Morning, she began by saying she was having “a very bad case of deja vu.”

“I feel sick to my stomach,” King said. “I don’t know what to say about this.”

King went on to say “I still consider [Rose] a friend,” though she did say the allegations against him are “very troubling, very disturbing, and you can’t discount what these women are saying.” She continued to say that it was “anguish” to keep talking about how many women were hurt by Rose.

“I don’t know what more we can do to Charlie Rose except a public flogging. He’s gone, He’s not coming back to CBS News. Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson and I are the new team. We’re working very hard here. I know that we bring quality broadcasts surrounded by a quality team, and all we can continue to do is the best job we possibly can.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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