Ronan Farrow Weinstein Story Was Killed By "Very Highest Levels Of NBC"

Ronan Farrow Weinstein Story Was Killed By

Ronan Farrow Weinstein Story Was Killed By "Very Highest Levels Of NBC"

Oppenheim, the president of NBC News, has denied McHugh's account, telling theTimes that Farrow and McHugh were told repeatedly that "the standard for publication is we needed at least one credible on-the-record victim or witness of misconduct" andthat "we never met that threshold while Ronan was reporting for us".

In an extensive report by the Daily Beast yesterday, Weiner is said to have called Farrow repeatedly after he left NBC News and was working on his Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker exposé of the now much accused Weinstein, who is facing a potential life behind bars in a sex crime case in NY.

The Daily Beast also reported Farrow was under the impression in the spring of 2017 that NBC News President Noah Oppenheim, who was involved in the Weinstein story, might have been secretly passing information to Weinstein about what Farrow had uncovered.

McHugh said past year he and Farrow were set to interview one of Weinstein's accusers but were told not to-and to drop the story.

According to a Thursday New York Times report, McHugh said that executives at NBC tried to quash the story many times, raising suspicions that they were in contact with Weinstein and working on his behalf.

News is slamming reports that it sent its top lawyer to threaten Ronan Farrow after he wanted to publish an expose against now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.


McHugh did not name which executives exerted pressure on the story.

"He was never told to stop in the way he's implying", he told The Times Thursday. Oppenheim said he even encouraged Farrow to pursue the story, and offered tips. NBC has pushed back hard against McHugh's claims, while Farrow has offered only praise for the producer.

Farrow ultimately left NBC because of its continued reluctance to air the story. "And we granted him permission to do so".

Farrow appeared to dispute Oppenheim's characterization of the report in an interview with MSNBC previous year in which he claimed that the piece was "reportable" and should have been aired earlier. The current accusations against NBC News, the accusation NBC News covered up a credible rape allegation, come from two left-wing media outlets and a producer who now works for Al Gore.

Auletta, a mediawriter for the New Yorker, helped Farrow find a home for the reporting after he parted with NBC. The NBC spokesperson directed HuffPost to a statement that was provided to The Daily Beast: "We immediately were clear with Weinstein's legal team that we disputed the characterizations". Farrow reached out to Auletta after encountering road blocks at NBC, which led to the stories landing in the New Yorker. "I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier", he said.

But that's exactly what happened at NBC News, where Farrow started his work on it.

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