CBS fires ‘60 Min­utes’ chief af­ter claims of sex­ual mis­con­duct

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CBS News on Wed­nes­day fired “60 Min­utes” ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Jeff Fager, three days af­ter CBS CEO Les­lie Moonves re­signed fol­low­ing a new round of sex­ual as­sault and ha­rass­ment ac­cu­sa­tions made against him.

In a memo to staff, CBS News chief David Rhodes says Fager’s de­par­ture is not con­nected to a story Sun­day in The New Yorker, which al­leged he let sex­ual ha­rass­ment and mis­con­duct go on in his di­vi­sion. “How­ever, he vi­o­lated com­pany pol­icy and it is our com­mit­ment to up­hold these poli­cies at ev­ery level,” Rhodes wrote.

Fager says the al­le­ga­tions are false.

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