Duncan, who has been tasked with reporting on both Fager and Moonves for CBS News these past few days, then went one step further and revealed the exchange that led to Fager's exit. 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. It was. I'll have more reporting on this tonight, ' she wrote on Twitter. She also claims that Fager told her to apologize to the other producer to "mitigate conflict in the office". 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".
Moonves - once considered among the most powerful and well-compensated media executives - resigned as chief of CBS on Sunday evening in light of a second New Yorker article detailing allegations of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation.
"They terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story", he said.
"My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalists receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it", Fager said in the statement to CNN.
He said he didn't think one note would have resulted in a dismissal after 36 years at the network, "but it did".
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'.
Longtime producer of the popular CBS News program "60 Minutes", Jeff Fager, stepped down from his position on Wednesday, after violating "company policy", new memos show.
Mr Fager, 63, called the claims "false", and said they "do not stand up to editorial scrutiny".
Back in July, Farrow cited 19 current and former staffers who alleged that Fager "allowed harassment in the division", while six former staffers accused him of inappropriate touching.
"Jeff Fager is leaving the company effective immediately", Rhodes wrote.
The latest allegation against Fager comes from Sarah Johansen, a former CBS intern, who told Farrow that the "60 Minutes" executive producer groped her at a work party. Chairman Leslie Moonves was ousted following sexual misconduct charges.