The draft fable did enlighten CBS turned into once justified in firing Mr. Fager for sending a threatening textual thunder material message to a CBS reporter who had asked him for comment after The Fresh Yorker reported allegations of irascible behavior against him.
Two days after he sent the textual thunder material, investigators wrote, they asked him about it and he denied sending any message. After Mr. Fager turned into once presented with a broadcast version of the textual thunder material, he “admitted sending it and acknowledged that it’ll be perceived as threatening.” They wrote that they believed his lying, too, turned into once grounds for dismissal.
In his email, Mr. Fager stated: “We built a broadcast made up of good men and girls folk who originate tremendous work. It hasn’t repeatedly been ideal and, like anybody who has been in a leadership arena, there are things that I’d originate otherwise, including the mad textual thunder material I sent to a CBS reporter. My intent turned into once most tremendous to ask of fairness in the protection of a news fable, but I remorseful in regards to the style whereby I done that.”
The investigators instant that the following govt producer of “60 Minutes” fable to the president of CBS Records. Mr. Fager reported to Mr. Moonves.
“We level to that the misconduct of particular person ‘60 Minutes’ workers, including Mr. Fager and Mr. Rosen, need to no longer had been tolerated, but we uncover that it turned into once no longer as severe as the media accounts or as severe as the sexual misconduct that occurred all the way throughout the Don Hewitt abilities at ‘60 Minutes,’” the investigators wrote.
The settlement attractive Mr. Hewitt in the Nineties turned into once reached after CBS investigated allegations that he had sexually assaulted a female employee. The alleged abuse had carried on over a interval of years, the lawyers wrote in the fable, and derailed the girl’s profession.
CBS obvious extra than Two decades prior to now that her allegations had been credible, and agreed to pay her a $450,000 settlement. Since then, CBS has renegotiated six amendments to her agreement, every time agreeing to pay extra money in alternate for her silence. The settlement has exceeded $5 million in total, plus annual payments of $seventy five,000 for the comfort of her life, in accordance to the fable.