This is what made the CBS board give up on Les Moonves

14 September, 2018, 06:59 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • '60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager out at CBS

She attempted to reach out to get his side of the story regarding the sexual misconduct allegations raised in a series of articles from the New Yorker, reports the Washington Post. The investigations into CBS and CBS News, one of which started after allegations against Charlie Rose surfaced and another after reports on Moonves, will continue.

Mr Fager, 63, called the claims "false", and said they "do not stand up to editorial scrutiny".

CBS News says that 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager is out of a job.

"This was someone who held an enormous amount of power here, who I respected, and I was shocked", she said.

Fager was named chairman of CBS News in 2011, overseeing the transition on "Evening News" between Dan Rather and Katie Couric.

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

CBS has fired long-time "60 Minutes" producer Jeff Fager, saying he "violated company policy".

Sarah Johansen said that when she was an intern Fager allegedly groped her buttocks at a party, and she was later told this move was referred to as the 'Fager arm'.

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Jeff Fager of the show "60 Minutes Sports" speaks on stage during the Showtime panel presentation of the 2013 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, California January 12, 2013.

Chen had been mum about the latest New Yorker allegations against her husband, or his eviction from CBS Sunday night.

The network news president, David Rhodes, said Fager's firing was "not directly related" to the allegations against him, but because he violated company policy.

Moonves' future at CBS came into question in July, after the first Farrow exposé in the New Yorker detailed allegations from six women.

Fager's second in command at "60 Minutes", Bill Owens, will run the show while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement, Rhodes said.

On Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter released a scathing article by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, creator of the '80s and early '90s CBS sitcom favorite Designing Women. According to a company statement, Moonves and the company would be making a $20 million donation, taken from Moonves' severance, "to one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace".

The 36-year CBS veteran has been at the center of allegations that CBS's news division fostered a culture of harassment. He also introduced "CBS This Morning" in January 2012.

"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.

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