In a bombshell story published by The Daily Beast, Rich McHugh, a former producer for Ronan Farrow, the star reporter who wrote the landmark report detailing Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual abuse against employees and actresses, has alleged that while Farrow was working on the story, NBC tried to prevent the story from going to print. Farrow’s series of articles on Weinstein’s abuse went on to win him a Pulitzer Prize in public service for the New Yorker, who shared the prize with The New York Times.
McHugh says the orders came from “the very highest levels of NBC.” The former producer claims that, in the days before planned to interview an alleged abuse victim, he was ordered not to follow through with the meeting and to “stand down on the story altogether.”
NBC denied that officials within the network did not try to quash the story, but rather that further reporting needed to be done before it went to print.
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