Despite allegations of misconduct first reported by The New Yorker, Rhodes said Wednesday's action was "not directly related to the allegations" that surfaced in those press reports, but rather because Fager, who has worked for CBS for more than 35 years, "violated company policy".
In the texts, which were sent after Duncan went for comment, Hager wrote: 'If you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up, you will be held responsible for harming me'.
CBS correspondent Jericka Duncan spoke out Wednesday night about a text message exchange she had with "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager over the weekend that pushed Fager out of the company. "However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level".
After the text was shared on air, others at CBS also said they interpreted it as a threat.
CBS News says that 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager is out of a job. Outside law firms were brought in to conduct investigations.
He said he didn't think one note would have resulted in a dismissal after 36 years at the network, "but it did".
Nineteen current and former CBS employees have accused Fager of inappropriate touching and allowing harassment to occur at the network, according to The New Yorker.
CBS Corp (CBS.N) Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves resigned on Sunday amid a new wave of allegations against him of sexual assault and harassment uncovered in two New Yorker stories in the past two months. Would the company have cashiered Fager for that mere offense, absent the underlying claims?
His second-in-command, Bill Owens, has been put in charge temporarily.
In a statement, Moonves said, "Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am". 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".
If you ever watched CBS between 1975 and 1995, the name Linda Bloodworth Thomason should be familiar. 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.
The writer-producer ends her editorial by channeling Julia Sugarbaker, the fierce Southern feminist played by Dixie Carter in Designing Women, and giving Moonves a profane three-word send-off.
Charlie Rose, who hosted the morning news show alongside Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, was dropped from the show in November following sexual misconduct allegations.
Filipino residents in Bacoor city, south of Manila, ride on a makeshift raft on a river ahead of impending super typhoon Mangkhut. The typhoon, expected to be closer to south China by the weekend, will bring heavy rains and storm surges on its trail.
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford speaks to supporters following a rally at the Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor, May 31, 2018. Toronto Mayor John Tory called the use of the notwithstanding clause a "gross overreach" of the province's powers.
"Of course he can", said Del Potro when asked if Djokovic can claim the record over Federer who is nearly six years his senior. Del Potro is known as one of tennis' good guys and modesty like this further reinforces that reputation.
If you need a little help moving on, but still want tabbed emails, pinning and more, hit the links below the story to learn how. As per the given timeline, Google can be expected to introduce other features from Inbox into the Gmail desktop and app.
A source told Stuff earlier in 2018 that they planned to cross the ditch for a royal tour of Aotearoa on about October 28. The Duke and Duchess will arrive in Wellington and will visit Abel Tasman National Park, Auckland and Rotorua.
Another source claims that the Netflix role came after the issues with WB, suggesting a change in direction for the studio. Henry Cavill arrives for the European Premiere of " Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice " on March 22, 2016 in London.
If approved by the full Senate, Kavanaugh would fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Much of the debate among senators focused more on the disclosure of documents than on Kavanaugh's record.
Apple has already revealed two new versions of the iPhone this evening - but it went further with a third handset. The iPhone Xs Max , which was designed with the largest battery ever used in an iPhone , will get 1.5 hours more.
Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity. A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington.
Bolton says the executive order will work to stem disinformation campaigns or any attempt to manipulate the outcome of ballots. Coats listed Iran, North Korea and China as other countries that have the capability to launch attacks on elections.