Here’s How Les Moonves Lost the Support of CBS

Here’s How Les Moonves Lost the Support of CBS

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

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

It was then noted: 'However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level'.

CBS CEO Les Moonves also stepped down earlier this week amid sexual misconduct allegations. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "60 Minutes". Its chief executive officer, Leslie Moonves, was forced out last weekend after the New Yorker reported that more women had come forward alleging they were assaulted by the executive.

Fager, in a statement to CNN, said the text was a demand that "she be fair in covering the story".

He said he didn't think one note would have resulted in a dismissal after 36 years at the network, "but it did".

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Duncan said she was "shocked" when she received the text, saying it put her in an extremely compromising position as she looked into allegations of sexual misconduct against Fager. "Since Jeff Fager publically referred to our exchange today, I want to be transparent about it", Duncan said. "I was never sexually harassed or attacked by Les Moonves", she wrote in her guest column titled "Not All Harassment Is Sexual".

"60 Minutes" will enter its 51st season under the leadership of executive editor Bill Owens while the search for a new executive producer begins. In January, when rumors first began to swirl that there was a story coming out about the CEO, Moonves met with Michael J. Aiello, a lawyer hired by the network's board of directors, and he insisted that there were only a few incidents from before his time at CBS and nothing current for the network to worry about.

'The company's decision had nothing to do with the false allegations printed in The New Yorker, ' said Fager. In the end, she questioned why Moonves wouldn't just tell her that he had no intention of ever putting one of her shows on his network instead of just keeping her "hopping and hoping".

"60 Minutes" is the most popular and powerful news broadcast on television, and Fager is only the second person to lead it during its 50 years of history.

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