Ronan Farrow spars with NBC News chief over network’s decision to drop Harvey Weinstein expos’


On Monday, NBC News chairman Andy Lack sent employees a memo and 11-page internal analysis defending and explaining the network’s decision to walk away from Ronan Farrow’s bombshell report on ‘

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Specifically, Lack said none of seven women who accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct on record in the New Yorker article “was included in the reporting Farrow presented while at NBC News.” He denied “baseless speculation that some interference by Harvey Weinstein played a role in our decision-making,” and said “an independent group of the most experienced investigative journalists in our organization” studied Farrow’s report, agreeing it wasn’t ready to broadcast. So Farrow asked to take the story elsewhere, Lack wrote, adding: “Had we refused his request, NBC might have ultimately broken the story, but we wondered then, and still wonder now, whether the brave women who spoke to him in print would have also sat before TV cameras and lights.”

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