Did NBC Try to Kill Weinstein Story?


The Daily Beast is out with a story in which they report that NBC brass tried to kill Ronan Farrow's story on Harvey Weinstein and the allegations of sexual misconduct. 

The Beast writes that NBC News general counsel Susan Weiner made a series of phone calls to Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued to report on Weinstein.  

When Farrow could not get NBC to air the story he took it to the New Yorker, where it was published and won a Pulitzer Prize. 

After the Daily Beast story, the New York Times also ran a story about NBC and Farrow. 

It is alleged that people at the highest level of NBC tried to kill the story. NBC denies that and issued this statement:

 "In August of 2017, after NBC News assigned Ronan Farrow to investigate Weinstein and supported his reporting efforts for eight months, Farrow believed his reporting was ready for air. NBC disagreed because, unfortunately, he did not yet have a single victim of -- or witness to -- misconduct by Weinstein who was willing to be identified. Dissatisfied with that decision, Farrow chose to leave for a print outlet that he said was willing to publish immediately.  NBC 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. Not one of these seven women was included in the reporting Farrow presented while at NBC News."

As FTVLive told you, word is that NBC is looking to part ways with NBC News boss Andy Lack. 

This just might be the nail in the coffin. 

Stay tuned...