Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Jeff Fager Was Fired After Sending Warning Text to CBS News Reporter

Jeff Fager Was Fired After Sending Warning Text to CBS News Reporter

CBS News said Wednesday that 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager would be leaving the company, following allegations he had sexually harassed employees. The allegations of misconduct will continue to be investigated independently, however.

Meanwhile, Duncan has made the media rounds discussing the text and sharing why she chose to release the text. "Be careful", Fager wrote, according to Duncan. Chen began, making no opening reference to her absence from CBS this week until tonight's episode, or that her The Talk colleagues had dining on her family drama on Monday and Tuesday's episodes, or that Sharon Osbourne had observed of Chen's husband on national TV, "obviously the man has a problem".

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

Fager said in a separate statement that the allegations in the New Yorker are "false" and that the decision by CBS was unrelated. Back in August, the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow had reported that Fager had touched women inappropriately at company functions, not to mention allowed an abusive senior producer to run amok - reporting that this blog expanded. She did not take time to directly address or acknowledge what was going on behind-the-scenes at CBS, but she did sign off in a new way that showcased her support. Those allegations rode shotgun with the sexual-harassment and assault allegations against CBS chief executive Les Moonves, who resigned his position on Sunday, thanks to a fresh set of allegations from Farrow in the New Yorker.

And she has not made another statement regarding her husband, not after another round of allegations came to light, and not after Moonves was ousted at CBS.

Fager became a decorated journalist during his 36 years at CBS News, and just last year wrote a book chronicling the history of the venerated program "60 Minutes" to mark its 50th anniversary.

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"They terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story".

After 15 years as chairman and CEO at the Eye network, Moonves was sacked on Sunday following serious sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

If the information in her editorial checks out (and it does align with other accusations against Moonves), there are probably a lot of other women out there who would like to do the same.

Moonves had already been in exit talks with CBS. CEO Leslie Moonves on Sunday.

CBS is now the most-watched network in the US. Now, within a matter of days, both men have departed the network. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "60 Minutes". Also one day since Chen and Moonves may have seen that report that board members have privately said it is all but certain the company will pay Moonves none of that $120M exit package.

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