Abrams says Simmons, who has since moved to Bali, raped her in 1994. Mr. Calloway, who no longer works at “Extra” — which “airs in major markets on NBC owned-and-operated stations,” according to The Hollywood Reporter — allegedly sexually assaulted the author in 2006. Both Simmons and Calloway have denied the allegations.
According to Abrams, her #MeToo claims were set to be covered by MSNBC host Joy Reid before the interview was killed off by NBC higher-ups in the same fashion journalist Ronan Farrow’s reporting on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was apparently buried.
“I have been struck by the company’s (NBC) insistence that Ronan didn’t have the Harvey Weinstein story in the bag,” Abrams writes at The Daily Beast. “I don’t believe a word of what it says because in 2018, the network killed my #MeToo story that was being reported by MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. Incredibly, a year after NBC botched Farrow’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein, they had the audacity to do it again.”...
Abrams writes that the last time she spoke with Reid was on April 6, 2018, when Reid told her should take her story elsewhere. Senior management, Reid reportedly told her, had stopped responded to her inquiries about the story.