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Matt Lauer Comes Clean On NBC Weinstein Cover-Up

It seems that the accusations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape against the film producer Harvey Weinstein are true.

They were written in a New York story and the host of Today, Matt Lauer affirmed that the remarks are valid.

Currently, the NBC news is trying to cover themselves after they neglected to cover the story, by showing investigative reporter Ronan Farrow on their programs.

According to the Western Journalism, Rachel Maddow requested from Farrow to explain why NBC passed on covering the story. Farrow responded: “You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details.”

However, Maddow explained that NBC reported that the story wasn’t quite ready to be covered. Farrow denied this statement by saying: “I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should’ve been public earlier. And immediately, obviously, The New Yorker recognized that and it is not accurate that it was not reportable. In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC.”

Farrow continued by claiming that the NBC didn’t run the story because there was a possibility that the network would be threatened by Weinstein. He stated: “In the course of this reporting, I was threatened with a lawsuit personally by Mr. Weinstein, and we’ve already seen that The (New York) Times has been publicly threatened with a suit. I don’t want to describe any suits at other organizations that I work with, but, you know, this is a considerable amount of pressure that outlets get as well.”

Regarding this issue, Matt Lauer stated: “You’ve been working these stories for a long time both for NBC News and The New Yorker. I know it’s been a long and difficult process, to get these actresses to be identified and go on the record with their allegations.” He asked: “After so many people have been chasing this for so long, why do you think they are now coming forward?”

Farrow answered: “Look each of these sources really tore their guts out giving these horrifying details. This was a traumatic experience to relive these events and there is little up side for them. This was a brave and important thing they did, and they did it because they thought it could prevent, potentially, future crimes.”

Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, and Asia Argento were among the women who gave their statement for Farrow’s report. Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment by eight women, including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. jim wallace

    October 11, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    One thing about the democRATZ is they protect their own right up til the end and the end is only when it looks as though there is no chance of a safe rebuttal and others may go down trying to save just one guilty when others can be saved.

    • George

      October 11, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      You are so right. Hillary Clinton’s comment after being prodded by the public to provide a response was weak in substance. She knew long ago about Weinstein’s action. In her comment, she was only surprised that it finally surfaced. Not that the incidents actually happened.

    • chrissy dunatchik

      October 12, 2017 at 2:16 am

      Ohhhh and the criminals that were close friends with weinstein are hippocrites!! they knew darn well what he was doing when he was giving them money for their corrupt campaigns..

      the demonCRATTS really think Americans are stupid.. their lives are filled with corruption and murder in hitlery’s case..

      i was laughing when i saw hitlery’s statement saying she is shocked and appalled by weinstein!
      GIVE ME A BREAK!!! she is the queen of mean and corruption and murder.. .

      and then the corrupt obamas were also shocked!! OMGOODNESS!! the fake president who damaged our country and betrayed good Americans like our precious Veterans and Law Enforcement was shocked??? yeah right! and his angry RACIST against whites! she is disgusting!

  2. George

    October 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    NBC knew about these allegations for a few years without saying anything. The fact is that there are connections that would have effected NBC politically and financially if they had run with it. Weinstein’s influence included high dollars in advertising, personal relationsips with NBC and parent company NBC Universal, Weinstein also had influence in Universal Studios (also owned by NBC Universal). To expose Weinstein would have meant major losses of income from multiple sources due to his influence. Weinstein also had his tentacles into the Democratic Party and many Democrats in congress. The extent of the Weinstein influence was too great for NBC. So they elected to remain silent until the New Yorker magazine was publishing the issue with the expose in it. Now they’re trying to cover their backside for sitting on the report for so long. The corruption of silence runs deep (just like Hillary Clinton and Obama also knew of Weinstein’s actions and remained silent).

  3. Mike Clark

    October 11, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    the next thing that needs to break wide open is the Hollywood pedofile ring and abuse it is time for coverup to end and if some in congress are involved they should be exposed. There has been stories relating the firing of security advisor Flynn to fact he knows more about who is involved in the DC pedofile ring than new media willing to report. By attacking Flynn the DC and Hollywood abuse rings continue unabated. Someday hopefully the truth will emerge and children will be protected.

  4. chuck lanning

    October 11, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    i still question this mess..i wonder if they dropped their panties thinking Harvey would be there key to success…and when it didn’t help, they are going after his money..i can’t believe there are so many dirt bags in politics, in Hollywood and on Network news…I think Hillary and Bill had a lot of people done in and she will have a contract out on Trump very soon..GOD…i pray not..

  5. Mike Clark

    October 11, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I think if president Trump assassinated or removed from office there will be CIVIL WAR as America tired of corrupt Democratic political machine after last 8 years of trying to destroy America with help of dishonest media, Hollywood and music industry elites and George Soros thugs.

  6. Dolores Kohler

    October 12, 2017 at 12:03 am

    NBC needs to get their act together – Lauer, KLG, Kelley, all are insulting and demeaning to the people they interview. Most recently I almost watched Kelley and she chose to immediately demean and insult Jane Fonda. I will never watch her again. I don’t watch KLG because everything is an insult and a sexual overtone – wrong time of day for such ignorance. Lauer just says whatever he wants whenever and it all comes out as crap. You have been working for some time at sending yourself down the garbage shoot.

  7. Cesar EVANGELSTA

    October 12, 2017 at 4:09 am

    obumer and hii-liar ry as well as the LIBTURDS N HOLLYWOOD & Main Stream Media who claims to be shocked

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