Skip to comments.CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault
Posted on 12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST by yesthatjallen
CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday.
Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft.
The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be one issue.
"The physical, administrative and cultural separation between 60 Minutes and the rest of CBS News permitted misconduct by some 60 Minutes employees, the investigation reportedly reads.
The alleged abuse by Hewitt carried on over a period of years and derailed the woman's career, the lawyers wrote in the report, according to the Times.
CBS had determined that her allegations were credible, and the settlement has exceeded $5 million in total, plus annual payments of $75,000 for the rest of her life, after starting at 450,000.
The investigation also includes examples of Fager behaving inappropriately with colleagues, including "some type of sexually inappropriate conduct toward a CBS employee who alleged in 2009 that he had groped her, according to the Times.
This is the first I am hearing some of these allegations about my personal conduct, Fager told the Times.
Im surprised and devastated to hear them from The New York Times since I was not given the opportunity by CBS investigators to respond to their accuracy.
[and by a 'rat at that...]
60 minutes? I sense 15 minutes coming up...
Anybody notice that most of these sexual predators are liberals?
I’d let someone grope me for $5 million.
What did he do?
Maybe the operative question should be;
What didn’t he do?
Well, that’s only because virtually 100% of the employees are hard-core leftists.
How much did Congress pay, and for whom?
You’d let Matt Lauer stick his fingers in your nappy dugout for that ?
How about Mad Maxine, Pug-ugly or Hitlery? $5 million to be groped by one of them?
Yes. Youd think it would matter, but their minds and eyes are closed.
So... It wasnt a minute hand going round that clock on 60 Minutes.
That clock is about to stop ticking.
It’s hilarious that the me2# movement is taking down mostly liberals. I believe it was started to destroy Trump. They didn’t understand all the voters would stand by him no matter what.
Who exposes the watchers?
I think we need folks dedicated to reporting on the reporters.
REAL NEWS. THE NEWSWATCHERS.
60 Minutes? Just guessing Hewitt was 30 seconds and change.
Doug Hewitt the man who took the lead in creating Bill Clinton’s media image and giving him credibility through 60 minutes interviews ... who would ever think this is possible?
First I’ve heard of it but hopefully not the last!
Will 60 Minutes investigate?
These guys are sick f#c%$.
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