Ronan Farrow’s ex-producer accuses NBC of putting brakes Harvey Weinstein reporting

NBC Blocked Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Investigation Ex Producer Says

A former longtime producer for NBC News ripped the network for its "massive breach of journalistic integrity" for refusing to run Ronan Farrow's bombshell Harvey Weinstein story - an order he said came from the "very highest levels" of the network.

In an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, Rich McHugh called out NBC, saying that the broadcaster was "resistant" to Farrow's reporting on Weinstein from an early stage.

President of NBC News Noah Oppenheim shot back against McHugh's claims. "And to stand down on the story altogether". News told him "we will not stand in your way", and allowed him to take his reporting to The New Yorker, where, two months later, he published a strong piece that cited the following victims by name: Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, Lucia Evans, Emma de Canes, Jessica Barth, and Sophie Dix.

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.

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". Rich Greenberg is still the executive editor of the NBC News investigative unit.

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"I think it's fair to say that there was a point in our reporting where I felt there were obstacles to us reporting this externally, and there were obstacles to us reporting this internally", McHugh told the New York Times. "Not one of these seven women was included in the reporting Farrow presented while at NBC News".

"Three days before Ronan and I were going to head to L.A.to interview a woman with a credible rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein, I was ordered to stop, not to interview this woman", McHugh told the Times. Who knows how many stories have been killed to protect wealthy power players like Weinstein? NBC New has claimed the story wasn't ready to run online, according to The Daily Beast. Farrow began his reporting on Weinstein in the fall of 2016 and reportedly suspects Weinstein may have talked to Oppenheim in the spring of the following year.

Oppenheim, however, has yet to explain why audio tape of Weinstein (a big-time Democrat player and Clinton supporter, and the most powerful man in Hollywood at the time) admitting to groping women was not in and of itself a legitimate story.

It's safe to say that NBC News has a lot to answer for.

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.

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