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.”
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 11, 2017
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.”
In a 10 month investigation, 13 women told me Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. 3 allege rape: https://t.co/7XKS6CotVP
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 10, 2017
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.”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 11, 2017
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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