'60 Minutes' chief Fager out at CBS

'60 Minutes' chief Fager out at CBS

'60 Minutes' chief Fager out at CBS

It is unclear what specific company policy the memo refers to.

On Sunday, Duncan reached out to Fager for his response to allegations in The New Yorker that he had groped or touched CBS employees at company parties.

If you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up, you will be responsible for harming me. "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".

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".

In a statement to CBS News, Fager said his contract was terminated "for a harsh text I sent to a CBS employee".

The jam-packed Big Brother episode, which will feature a double eviction, is Chen's first TV appearance since her husband's career-ending scandal. Chairman Leslie Moonves was ousted following sexual misconduct charges.

Charlie Rose, who hosted the morning news show alongside Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, was dropped from the show in November following sexual misconduct allegations. The allegations against Fager included unwanted touching.

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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. It was. I'll have more reporting on this tonight, ' she wrote on Twitter.

During that time Thomason said she was told Moonves" mantra regarding female talent was, "Why would I wanna cast "em if I don't wanna f-k 'em?"

Fager was only the second executive producer of "60 Minutes" in the show's 50-year history.

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. "Bill Owens, who has served as executive editor at 60 Minutes since 2008, will manage the team during the search for a replacement".

In the op-ed, Bloodworth Thomason mentions an incident involving Moonves and "a famous actress" that took place in the CBS dining room. 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".

He said "Ianniello is in full support of this decision and the transition to come".

"We are going to stay in this meeting until midnight if we need to until we get an agreement that we stand 100 percent behind our CEO, and there will be no change in his status", the paper says board member William Cohen told the other directors.

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