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Here’s How Les Moonves Lost the Support of CBS

Here’s How Les Moonves Lost the Support of CBS

Hours after "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager claimed that his termination Wednesday stemmed from a text message he'd sent to a CBS reporter, the contents of the message were divulged by the network.

CBS News president David Rhodes confirmed part of this as well in his memo, writing: 'This action today is not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports, which continue to be investigated independently'.

"I am that reporter", CBS journalist Jericka Duncan announced on CBS Evening News Wednesday night, recounting her exchange with Fager. "However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level", wrote Rhodes.

Some CBS board members wanted to stand by Les Moonves in the face of his swelling sexual misconduct scandal - but they turned on him after learning he was trying to buy one accuser's silence, according to a new report. She also created the Burt Reynolds comedy, Evening Shade, and was an early writer for the CBS sitcoms M*A*S*H, Rhoda, and One Day at a Time. At least a dozen women came forward to accuse Moonves of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Farrow. "So many comments, I can't say that enough about the people within this organization who sent me text message, e-mails, viewers, people on Twitter, so I'm extremely grateful for that". Why not roll this violation into the investigations of management practices being conducted by two prominent law firms?

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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'.

'Bill Owens will manage the 60 Minutes team as Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews and I begin the search for a new executive producer of the program'.

'The company's decision had nothing to do with the false allegations printed in The New Yorker, ' said Fager. In this second meeting, with his own lawyers also present, Moonves admitted he knew about the police complaint, and he also revealed the existence of another accuser, whom he was now working to silence by offering her a job at CBS. Bloodworth-Thomason later began to hear from female CBS employees about Moonves' misogynist behavior. CEO Leslie Moonves on Sunday. Glor pointed this out on Wednesday's newscast: "In less than a year", he said, "three of the most powerful men in broadcasting" - Fager, Moonves and Rose - "all accused of sexual misconduct, have either been fired or resigned". The vast majority of Twitter users think that Moonves assaulted Angela Lansbury, star of the hit CBS detective drama Murder, She Wrote, and now, fans are coming to the 92-year-old actress' defense.


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