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Jeff Fager, executive producer of '60 Minutes,' leaves CBS amid harassment accusations

14 September 2018

Fager said in a separate statement that the allegations in the New Yorker are "false" and that the decision by CBS was unrelated. "When the legendary Bette Midler informed Moonves that she wanted to do a series with me, I'm told he denied her request", she said.

Fager, in a statement to CNN, said the text was a demand that "she be fair in covering the story". A CBS News reporter working on a story about Fager revealed that he had sent her a text message urging her to "be careful". "There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me, and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up, that will become a serious problem, '" Duncan said.

On Sunday, Les Monves (right) resigned as CEO of CBS for a string of sexual misconduct allegations.

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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. "We do receive harsh language all the time, but this is someone who held an enormous amount of power here", said Duncan on "CBS This Morning" on Thursday.

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'Jeff Fager is leaving the company effective immediately, ' read a memo sent to CBS staff on Wednesday afternoon. Would the company have cashiered Fager for that mere offense, absent the underlying claims?

In two New Yorker articles, the latest posted on Saturday, some women described the "60 Minutes" culture as a boy's club that's rough on women. Rhodes was then brought in as news president, taking over full management of the news division when Fager went back to exclusively running "60 Minutes".

"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 a year ago.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fager was accused of inappropriately touching and groping women at CBS social events but these accusations weren't what led to his firing, Fager believes. The vast majority of Twitter users think that Moonves assaulted Angela Lansbury, star of the hit CBS detective drama Murder, She Wrote, and now, fans are coming to the 92-year-old actress' defense.

When Farrow's story came out in July, Fager said Farrow's sources - a "few people", he claimed - had an "axe to grind".

Jeff Fager, executive producer of '60 Minutes,' leaves CBS amid harassment accusations