Jericka Duncan Threatened By 60 Minutes Producer Over Sex Misconduct Reporting
Jericka Duncan’s job was threatened by 60 Minutes producer Jeff Fager in a hostile text message that was meant to keep her from reporting on his sexual misconduct allegations.
According to PageSix, Duncan contacted Fager to let him know that a SEVENTH former employee had come forth to reveal that he had touched her inappropriately. Fager replied with the text message mentioned above and was subsequently fired.
CBS President David Rhodes says that the firing wasn’t directly related to the text, however:
“…he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level.”
As for Fager himself, it should come as no surprise that he still isn’t taking responsibility for his actions:
“[CBS] 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 acknowledged that his language in the text was “harsh,” but said that “although journalists received harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS didn’t like it.”
He ended, “One such note should not result in termination after 36 years, but it did.”
Yeah, yeah, yeah FOH, *allegedly* pervy old man.