CBS reporter reveals the text that allegedly got Jeff Fager fired

14 September, 2018, 05:32 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • 039;60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager exits CBS News

Farrow's follow-up story, published on Sunday, also included a new allegation against Fager.

"'Why would I want to hire them if I don't want to fu*k them?' Allegedly Les Moonves said this when casting actresses", "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star tweeted. My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalists receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it. "I thank everyone here for their support".

Asked on "CBS This Morning" whether she felt threatened by the message, Duncan said, "I did, and it's even hard to say that today". Fager is denying the misconduct allegations against him while stating he was sacked because of the "harsh" text he sent Duncan.

Moonves and Fager were the subjects of a recent investigation by Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker into sexual misconduct at CBS.

Fager said he would not have thought that one note would have resulted in a dismissal after 36 years at the network, "but it did".

Jeff Fager, the veteran executive producer of "60 Minutes", was sacked on Wednesday amid accusations of inappropriate conduct at the acclaimed newsmagazine.

His second-in-command, Bill Owens, has been put in charge temporarily.

Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Thomason - creator of one of CBS" biggest "80s and '90s sitcoms, "Designing Women" - claimed the disgraced mogul kept her shows off the air for seven years.




Longtime producer of the popular CBS News program "60 Minutes", Jeff Fager, stepped down from his position on Wednesday, after violating "company policy", new memos show.

Jeff Fager at the "60 Minutes" offices in NY on September 12, 2017.

Fager, who is a former CBS News chairman and was a "60 Minutes" executive producer for 15 seasons, has denied the allegations, which include dissuading employees from reporting incidents to HR.

"Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work", Rhodes said in a memo past year.

Amid the news, Fager issued a statement to Fox News that said the move "had nothing to do with the false allegations printed in The New Yorker".

He was then forced to submit to an interview with company investigators under threat of being fired, where he came clean that he was trying to get another accuser a gig at CBS after she threatened to go public, according to the paper.

Farrow also cited "nineteen current and former employees" who said Fager "allowed harassment in the division".

"Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace - a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work", Rhodes said in a memo past year.

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