Ronan Farrow's former producer says NBC News tried to block Weinstein story

NBC threatened to ruin Ronan Farrow if he didn’t stop reporting on Harvey Weinstein: report

But the NBC part of what happened has remained a mystery.

Despite the network's defense, McHugh maintains that NBC mishandled the groundbreaking story.

Below, a who's-who of some of the individuals at the center of this drama.

Good to know where NBC News stands.

Farrow is writing a book, "Catch and Kill", about his reporting into Weinstein and other men.

Aside from the explosive findings of the disgraced film mogul, there was a lot of attention drawn to Ronan Farrow, the journalist who broke the story, and how the top tiers of his then-employer NBC News refused to run his report, which he then took to the New Yorker.

Farrow eventually took the stories to the New Yorker, with the first piece publishing in October of past year. It landed at The New Yorker, which published the piece in October 2017. "In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC".

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He began working with Farrow in 2015 for an investigative series that aired on the "Today" show.

"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 New York Times.

The Daily Beast further reported that one of Weinstein's attorneys threatened Farrow by stating that NBC News had assured the attorney in writing that Farrow would not use any information he obtained about Weinstein while reporting the story for the network.

In a statement to the Times responding to McHugh's claims, Farrow praised his former producer and offered words of support.

"Ronan reached out to us and said: 'I want to get this out now". Lack's recent tenure has been dogged by controversy.

NBC as a network and company has come under fire in recent months for several high-profile harassment cases of its own, having fired Good Morning America host Matt Lauer over harassment claims and fielding claims that former star anchor Tom Brokaw also sexually harassed staffers. "He was never told to stop in the way he's implying", Oppenheim said. "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", the statement said. Oppenheim said he even encouraged Farrow to pursue the story, and offered tips. The network has said that it released Farrow to take the story elsewhere following a disagreement over whether he had enough material to go with it. "We talked about: 'You've asked for permission to depart in other locations. And you don't work for us, '" Oppenheim advised the Times. "And you don't work for us'".

Farrow appeared to dispute Oppenheim's characterization of the report in an interview with MSNBC past year in which he claimed that the piece was "reportable" and should have been aired earlier. NBC and Oppenheim have denied that Weinstein influenced the process in any way.

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"Absolutely false", an NBC rep told the Daily Beast.

As Breitbart News reported previously, Oppenheim's conflicts of interest are jaw-dropping. He turned down the query as Farrow would now now not be breaking the fable for NBC.

It's a move that Auletta likened to the Boston Red Sox trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees, one of the most infamous deals in the history of professional sports.

McGowan triggered a wave of speculation in 2016 when she tweeted that she had been raped by a Hollywood executive.

"From that point on, I think it's fair to say Ronan and I felt resistance", McHugh said. "We immediately were clear with Weinstein's legal team that we disputed the characterizations", the NBC spokesperson told The Daily Beast.

With out disclosing the names of any executives fervent, McHugh described NBC as "resistant" to the eight-month investigation, and by August 2017 they were now now now not supportive and, in his behold, were "killing the Harvey Weinstein fable".

The news website did not provide details for what exactly the alleged threats were.

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