There’s been a lot of weird, almost-under-the-radar stuff happening with predators, harassers and abusers in the past few weeks. Specifically, Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, Louis CK and Charlie Rose have all been making a few quiet moves to stage some kind of comeback. It starts this way – a Page Six item here, a rumor floated to the trade papers there, then someone pushes a sympathetic story to People Magazine. Then after people get used to the idea that some abuser or predator has been “in exile” long enough, that’s when they’ll announce their new project. Here’s my advice to all of the “exiled” abusers and predators: don’t come back. Just go away. No one gives a sh-t about your comeback. But of course, no one will take my advice. Which is why we get stories like this:
Disgraced CBS anchor Charlie Rose is being slated to star in a show where he’ll interview other high-profile men who have also been toppled by #MeToo scandals. The move was revealed by editor, writer and women’s advocate Tina Brown, who confirmed to Page Six that she was recently approached to produce a #MeToo atonement series starring Rose, who would interview others embroiled in sexual harassment scandals.
Brown — who added that she passed on the project — first mentioned the proposed Rose redemption show while she appeared at a Q&A this week at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Women’s Luncheon.