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NBC News Faces New Accusations Its GC Threatened Reporter Over Weinstein Reporting

By on August 31, 2018 in Litigation-Business, Litigation-Personal

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NBC News’ handling of allegations of sexual harassment against powerful men is once again under scrutiny over its alleged failing to follow through on a credible probe of accusations levied against Harvey Weinstein, according to Variety.

The magazine’s latest article on the controversy also refers to a Daily Beast report alleging that NBC News general counsel Susan Weiner made multiple phone calls to the reporter, Ronan Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued his reporting on Weinstein.

“This is a ridiculous claim by all measures. Susan is a person of tremendous integrity, is respected by all her peers and would never, ever threaten someone,” said an NBC News spokesperson.

Much of the criticism comes from  Rich McHugh,  the NBC News former supervising producer of investigative reporting.

Read the Variety article.