Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is a central figure of the #MeToo movement. Multiple allegations of sexual abuse and even rape have been made against him over the last year.
Someone at NBC news apparently wants the reporting to stop.
The Daily Beast has the story:
Sources: NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow if He Kept Reporting on Harvey Weinstein
The producer who worked alongside Ronan Farrow at NBC News on his Harvey Weinstein investigation quit in protest earlier this month.
Rich McHugh tendered his resignation on Friday, Aug. 17, a year to the day that the Weinstein story left with Farrow. Since then, Farrow has won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles that revealed allegations of sexual harassment and assault—and questions have lingered about why the network gave up on the story that helped launch the #MeToo movement…
The Daily Beast has uncovered new details of how the process went awry, including alleged threats from NBC, back-biting inside the network about who was truly responsible, and a previously unreported ultimatum by Weinstein’s attorneys.
According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, 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.
A spokesperson for NBC News, speaking on the condition of anonymity, vigorously denied those allegations.
Who is being protected by stopping the stories about Weinstein? He has connections to multiple high level Democrats and was one of the party’s major donors.