CBS launched an investigation into Fager over the summer.
It was then noted: 'However, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies at every level'.
Both Farrow and the Erik Wemple Blog have reported allegations about Fager.
The scrutiny intensified on Sunday, when Farrow published a second story.
Fager did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
For several hours on Wednesday, the contents of his text were a secret.
Amid the news, Fager issued a statement to Fox News that said the move "had nothing to do with the false allegations printed in The New Yorker". 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 said he didn't think one note would have resulted in a dismissal after 36 years at the network, "but it did".
News broke Wednesday afternoon that CBS terminated Fager's contract early because he had "violated company policy".
"Be careful", he wrote to her. It was. I'll have more reporting on this tonight, ' she wrote on Twitter. He also introduced "CBS This Morning" in January 2012. He was set to begin his 15th season as executive producer of "60 Minutes", which returns for its 51st season September 30. "This whole situation saddens me deeply". "Similar frustrations about perceived inaction have prompted another woman to raise a claim of misconduct against Jeff Fager".
As Kroft's remark suggests, there is a palpable sense of sadness within CBS News. 60 Minutes is the most significant news broadcast on television. Staffers are are fiercely protective of the newsmagazine.
Bill Owens, executive editor at "60 Minutes", will step in to manage the "60 Minutes" team while a search for a replacement is conducted.
When Farrow's story came out in July, Fager said Farrow's sources - a "few people", he claimed - had an "axe to grind".
"Since Jeff Fager publically referred to our exchange today, I want to be transparent about it", Duncan said. The latest allegation against Fager comes from Sarah Johansen, a former CBS intern, who told Farrow that the "60 Minutes" executive producer groped her at a work party. But Mr. Aiello flatly denied that to the board, and when the Weill Gotshal lawyers who had listened in on the Moonves interview reviewed their notes, they found no reference to any threats from a woman. By the end of the day on Sunday, he was officially out as CEO.
Fager previously served as chairman of CBS News and became executive producer of 60 Minutes in 2003.