A frustrated and furious Gayle King addressed the news that 27 more women had come forward to accuse Charlie Rose of sexual harassment on Thursday morning.
'Anthony, I have a very bad case of deja vu, I have to say. I feel sick to my stomach,' said an emotional King on CBS This Morning.
'I don't know what to say about this. When the story first broke, I said Charlie was my friend. I still consider him a friend. I know that's probably not the politically correct thing to say this moment.'
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Difficult time: Gayle King (above) struggled with the new allegations against Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning
The news broke in a Washington Post expose that was published after CBS This Morning was on the air on Thursday.
Making matters even more diffucult for King was the fact that she was without her two co-hosts, John Dickerson and Norah O'Donnell.
King also took time to defend her friendship with Rose.
'l don't believe in abandoning people when they're down. But that said this is very troubling and concerning and now I can't discount what people are saying,' said King.
'This is what I know. 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 are working very hard here.'
She continued: 'I know we bring a quality newscast surrounded by a quality team. All we can do is do the best possible job we can. You see these allegations, you hear the stories, and it just makes you sick all over the again. I don't know what to do.'
The news of Rose's firing was revealed last November