(CNBC) — Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes,” is leaving CBS immediately because he violated company policy, the broadcaster announced Wednesday.
The company said the departure of the former chairman of CBS News was “not directly related” to an investigation into alleged sexual harassment. However, CBS found he violated company policy, but did not disclose what the incident or incidents were.
The news follows the high-profile departure of CEO Les Moonves, who was accused of sexual harassment by at least 12 women. The New Yorker reported several accounts from women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct. Nineteen current and former employees also alleged Fager allowed the culture of harassment in his division, inappropriately touched employees and made lewd comments. Fager denied the accounts.