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CBS's Jeff Fager: 60 Minutes producer out amid #MeToo claims

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.In an internal memo, CBS News president David Rhodes said the departure was "not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports".He said Mr Fager had "violated company policy", without elaborating on how.Mr Fager himself denies harassment, and told reporters he had been fired over a "harsh" text he sent to a colleague.The news comes just three days after top CBS executive Les Moonves resigned with immediate effect after being accused of sexual misconduct, which he...


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