A woman who once worked for Charlie Rose says that the broadcaster would regularly walk around his home naked in front of her. That, and other allegations, appeared in a bombshell Washington Post report on November 20. In the article, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, described working from Rose’s home while he strolled around naked. Godfrey-Ryan also said that Rose called her more than once to tell her about his fantasy of seeing her swim naked in his swimming pool. Godfrey-Ryan is one of two women who allowed themselves to be named in article. In total, eight women have made allegations against Rose. The other woman named was Megan Crydt who says that Rose grabbed her thigh during a car ride. A day after the allegations emerged, Rose was fired by CBS.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Godfrey-Ryan Says that When She Reported Rose, His Producer Said: ‘That’s Just Charlie Being Charlie’
Godfrey-Ryan told the Washington Post that after her encounters with Rose, she went to his longtime producer, Yvette Vega. Godfrey-Ryan says that Vega told her, “That’s just Charlie being Charlie.”
According to her LinkedIn page, Godfrey-Ryan worked for Rose as an assistant between 2003 and 2004. Godfrey-Ryan told the Post, “It feels branded into me, the details of it.”
While Vega is quoted in the Post article as being remorseful for not doing more for women who came to her with complaints about Rose. Vega said, “I should have stood up for them. I failed. It is crushing. I deeply regret not helping them.” While Godfrey-Ryan says that when Rose found out that she had told someone about his conduct, he fired her. Godfrey-Ryan said of Vegas, “She just made me feel like I was being a dramatic little girl.”
In a seeming pattern of abuse, Godfrey-Ryan says in the Post article that Rose would call her stupid, incompetent and pathetic.” An unnamed person is quoted as saying, “He repeatedly attacked her in front of other people. He once said that because she hadn’t gotten a college degree she would never amount to anything better than his secretary.” Though on other occasions, Godfrey-Ryan says Rose was “conciliatory.” She added that those moments included him touching her and making her uncomfortable. Then Godfrey-Ryan alleges that Rose would call her at 6 a.m., she says, “It would be wanting to know the details of my sex life. ‘Who’s next to you? What do you do? Is he touching you?’ And I was like, Okay, Charlie, I’ll see you tomorrow.’ I just acted like it wasn’t happening.”
After the Washington Post report went public, Godfrey-Ryan took to Facebook to explain why she had decided to allow the Post to publish her name. Godfrey-Ryan wrote that she had initially refused her name to be published because it was not a period of her life that she wanted to revisit. Eventually, after reading other women’s accounts of working with Rose, Godfrey-Ryan bravely agreed to allow the Post to publish her name.
2. Godfrey-Ryan Teaches a Meditation Which Attempts to ‘Unlock Happiness’ in 15 Minutes
Godfrey-Ryan is the founder of the Tune Studio. Godfrey-Ryan says that the style of meditation is aimed to “unlock happiness” in 15 minutes. The Tune Studio is “backed by 35 years of research by the National Institute of Health and the Mayo Clinic.”
Godfrey-Ryan told MindBodyGreen about the style saying, “I fell in love with this therapy because of it’s simplicity… This therapy taps into that frequently and immediately sets the body into a parasympathetic state… I created this technology so people cane leave happy and create their life from a place of happiness. I don’t want just the elite to have access.”
A separate article on MindBodyGreen about the practice describes it as “set up two beds, each equipped with a pair of around-ear headphones. Musical vibrations are piped into the client’s ears, and the idea is that your mind, body, and breath will sync to them.”
3. Godfrey-Ryan’s First Love Was Acting But Later She Dreamed of Being a Middle-East Focused Journalist
In a profile on Huffington Post, Godfrey-Ryan said that her “first love was acting.” The bio says that she spent her youth as a model and actress in New York City. According to her LinkedIn page, Godfrey-Ryan went to Columbia University where she studied politics and religion. It had been her goal to become a Middle-East focused journalist, according to Huff Po. Before working for Charlie Rose, Godfrey-Ryan worked for Henry Shienkopf.
On her Twitter page, Godfrey-Ryan says she previously ran a company named Conscious Pattern. It was an app that was designed to help people connect with health education and put people in touch with nutritionists and alternative-healers.
According to that same Huffington Post profile, Godfrey-Ryan lives in New York City with her husband and two children. It adds that it was during her first pregnancy that Godfrey-Ryan became interested in the health and wellness industry.
In the Washington Post article, Godfrey-Ryan’s husband told the newspaper that he was present for Charlie Rose’s alleged 6 a.m. phone calls but didn’t know what was said. While her husband also said that Godfrey-Ryan would complain about Rose walking around naked at his home.
4. Godfrey-Ryan Participated in a Study for ABC News Regarding How Long It Takes to Become Close With Someone
In January 2015, Godfrey-Ryan took part in a study for ABC News and social psychologist Arthur Aron. The study sought to determine how long it took two people to feel a closeness together. Aron suggested that it took 36 precise questions. Godfrey-Ryan took the study along with a stranger named Stuart Kenworthy. Godfrey-Ryan told ABC that she felt “a lot more connection than she expected” after the test.” She added that, “It was really disarming and I felt very vulnerable but happy and comfortable at the same time.” While Kenworthy said that he also be became “very comfortable with Kyle.”
5. Rose Said He Does Not ‘Believe that All of These Allegations Are Accurate’
Rose has been suspended by CBS while both PBS and Bloomberg have said that they will no longer air his interviews. In a statement, Rose didn’t deny the allegations although he did say he felt some of the accusers weren’t “accurate.” Rose said, “It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. 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 know realize I was mistaken.”