Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning, spoke tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after a difficult day addressing the Charlie Rose sexual allegations.

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King was already scheduled to appear on the show to talk about Oprah’s Favorite Things for the holiday season. She said during the interview she almost canceled but decided to speak.

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She said in part, “To be honest with you it still isn’t easy. It’s very painful. It’s still very hurtful. Charlie and I have, we’ve worked together, we’ve been friends but when you think about the anguish of those women despite the friendship you still have to report the news.”

CBS fired Charlie Rose and PBS dropped his long-running interview show on Tuesday, after an explosive report Monday in the Washington Post detailed years of alleged sexual misconduct against dozens of women.

Both King and co-host Norah O'Donnell addressed the allegations on CBS This Morning.

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