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'60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager out at CBS

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

Duncan revealed the contents of the text message on the "CBS Evening News" on Wednesday, "since Jeff Fager publicly referred to our exchange today".

Fager was sacked Wednesday over the message.

"Many people have asked if the text Jeff Fager referenced was to me".

"It's unfortunate", Kroft said, "and everything about this situation saddens me".

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Fager and Rhodes had worked for several years as a team, when Fager was appointed CBS News chairman by Moonves.

An outside law firm has been investigating Fager following reports in the New Yorker that he groped women in parties and protected men accused of misconduct.

Asked on "CBS This Morning" whether she felt threatened by the message, Duncan said, "I did, and it's even hard to say that today". "My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalist receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it".

And actress/reality star Lisa Rinna was quick to comment on the ostensible casting philosophy, noting she had auditioned for Moonves multiple times over the years but had never been cast.

"I'm happy CBS too the action it did", said Gilbert about Fager's dismissal, with Underwood adding, "It is great that CBS took swift and clear action". In August, he denied the allegations, telling The New Yorker that his accusers were "using an important movement as a weapon", apparently referencing the "Me Too" movement.

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In November 2017, CBS News dropped Charlie Rose following a Washington Post investigation detailing allegations of unwanted sexual advances toward women.

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.

Following her report, evening news anchor Jeff Glor told Duncan that Fager's message was "unacceptable", and that everyone at the broadcast supported her.

The long-time producer of the CBS News show 60 minutes, Jeff Fager, is leaving his job "immediately" amid claims that he sexually harassed colleagues. He succeeded founding executive producer Don Hewitt in 2004, and has kept it the most influential news programs on television. "However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level". She also claims that Fager told her to apologize to the other producer to "mitigate conflict in the office".

His exit comes following a series of articles by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker that included accusations that Fager inappropriately touched employees and that he also allowed harassment in his division.

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