NBC Reportedly Threatened Reporter Over Harvey Weinstein Story

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Rich McHugh, a former NBC producer, accused NBC News of trying to kill reporter Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein exposé, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Losing the Weinstein story did result in a 12-page internal report, which NBC provided to The New York Times, the paper reported Thursday. Oppenheim granted permission, and Farrow took the story to The New Yorker, where he published specific names on the record that Oppenheim said were not in his NBC reporting. But when Farrow gained possession of a tape of Weinstein talking about groping the model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, NBC still did not embrace the story.

Rich Greenberg, executive editor of the NBC News investigative unit, told the Times the problem was the interview iteself: McGowan, he said never mentioned Weinstein's "name on camera with us". "And to stand down on the story altogether".

Farrow would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for his New Yorker piece on sexual harassment and assault allegations against Weinstein. "He's a person of integrity, and he cared deeply about the investigative stories we worked on together and the importance of seeing them through", Farrow said.

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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.

News says two of its former journalists are "outright lying" that the network tried to block an explosive report about Harvey Weinstein.

NBC called the report "malicious distortion" in a statement to Fox News. "And we never met that threshold while Ronan was reporting for us".

In each of these instances, rather than bring in outside investigators to fully vet the scandal (as Fox News has done), NBC News chose to investigate NBC News, and each and every time NBC News was able to report that it found no wrongdoing at NBC News.

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As Breitbart News reported previously, Oppenheim's conflicts of interest are jaw-dropping. "You can do whatever you want to do", Oppenheim told the Times. Sources close to Oppenheim, who publicly took responsibility, claim that he was operating under express orders from NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack and Senior Communications Vice President Mark Kornblau. And immediately New Yorker recognized that, and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable.

The network infamously lost the "Access Hollywood" scoop in the run-up to the 2016 election, and one of NBC's biggest stars, Matt Lauer, was sacked previous year over allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Lauer, who was sacked, has denied allegations against him.

McHugh also questioned why the network let the story get away. A source with knowledge of the book deal told CNN earlier this year that it will contain information about his interactions with NBC executives.

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