Julie Chen stands by husband Les Moonves with Big Brother sign-off

14 September, 2018, 06:58 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • 039;60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager exits CBS News

Moonves and Fager were the subjects of a recent investigation by Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker into sexual misconduct at CBS.

At a tense "60 Minutes" meeting on Wednesday with Rhodes, staffers insisted on an explanation of just how Fager had so violated company policy as to warrant summary dismissal. She did not take time to directly address or acknowledge what was going on behind-the-scenes at CBS, but she did sign off in a new way that showcased her support. Chen began, making no opening reference to her absence from CBS this week until tonight's episode, or that her The Talk colleagues had dining on her family drama on Monday and Tuesday's episodes, or that Sharon Osbourne had observed of Chen's husband on national TV, "obviously the man has a problem".

"Jeff Fager is leaving the company effective immediately", CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a note to employees, which was obtained by TVNewser.

We learned the answer to that question on Wednesday: Jeff Fager, who ran "60 Minutes" for 14 years as executive producer, found himself the subject of a journalistic investigation, as opposed to its agent. "Be careful", the message said, according to Duncan. 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".

Fager also released a statement, claiming that the company's decision was not related to the "false allegations" against him, and instead saying that his termination was due to a text message he sent to a female employee about covering the story in which "my language was harsh".

Fager previously served as chairman of CBS News and became executive producer of 60 Minutes in 2003. Moonves has left his post but is now staying on in an advisory role while outside law firms investigate the accusations brought by 12 different women against him.

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Moonves is expected to receive millions from a settlement with the CBS board.

In July, following initial allegations against Les Moonves in The New Yorker, Chen issued a statement on Twitter.

The network also announced that it and Moonves would donate $20 million to 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. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "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 past year.

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