Her absence came one day after Moonves resigned as the chairman and CEO of CBS after at least 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Pulitzer Prize victor Ronan Farrow, published on Sunday.

Less than a week after her husband Leslie Moonves was ousted from his position as CEO and chairman of CBS, Chen was back on the network to oversee the latest live episode of the reality competition series. She did just that but still has yet to make a statement about how she feels about the recent allegations against and investigation into Moonves.

'Instead, 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.


"I am taking a few days off from "The Talk" to be with my family", she said. CBS News said the company will begin a search for a new executive producer of the program.

In this 2017 photo, "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager poses for a photo at the "60 Minutes" offices, in NY. Back in August, the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow had reported that Fager had touched women inappropriately at company functions, not to mention allowed an abusive senior producer to run amok - reporting that this blog expanded.

Fager faced accusations in a July report in The New Yorker about unwanted touching by employees, but he has denied those accusations.


Fager responded to Duncan's request for comment, a journalistic standard, with an angry response telling the reporter she would be "held responsible for harming me" if she repeated the allegations without her own reporting on the subject. CBS News released a statement vaguely explaining why they parted ways with him after decades with 60 Minutes.

His second-in-command, Bill Owens, has been put in charge temporarily.

His firing resulted in raw feelings at the show, where CBS News President David Rhodes had a contentious meeting with staff on Wednesday, many of whom later joined Fager to commiserate at a nearby bar.


Jericka Duncan, the reporter to whom Fager sent the message, revealed the contents of the text during Wednesday's edition of "CBS Evening News". Both Moonves and Fager have been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault, which was allegedly part of a broader hostile workplace for women at CBS. 60 Minutes is the most significant news broadcast on television. The $20 million would come out of any compensation Moonves is due to receive following the conclusion of an ongoing investigation into the allegations against him. Rose had been a co-anchor since 2012 on "CBS This Morning" and a contributing correspondent on "60 Minutes". "We need to be such a place".

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