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CBS “60 Minutes” Chief Jeff Fager Ousted Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

HeadlineSep 13, 2018

The longtime executive producer of CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Jeff Fager, has been fired after being accused of sexually harassing women employees, fostering a culture of sexual harassment at “60 Minutes” and bullying one of CBS’s own reporters when she reached out to him for comment for a story about the sexual harassment scandals rocking CBS. At least six former women employees told The New Yorker Fager had groped or touched them without their consent. He also sent a threatening text message to CBS correspondent Jericka Duncan, who was reporting on these sexual harassment accusations, texting her, “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’s firing comes only days after CBS head Les Moonves was ousted after being accused of sexual assault and harassment, and less than a year after CBS’s star anchor Charlie Rose was also ousted after being accused of sexual assault and harassment.

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