It is being reported that NBC threatened retaliation against Ronan Farrow if he kept pursuing the Weinstein story.
According to Page Six:
NBC suits threatened to smear Ronan Farrow if he kept pursuing the Harvey Weinstein story, according to a published report on Thursday.
Farrow had been chasing the Weinstein allegations for the peacock network but ultimately penned the bombshell expose for The New Yorker after NBC deemed the story wasn’t ready to run.
The Daily Beast, citing anonymous sources, reported that NBC didn’t want Farrow to pursue the matter and had network general counsel Susan Weiner make a series of threatening phone calls to the son of actress Mia Farrow.
“The assertion that NBC News tried to kill the Weinstein story while Ronan Farrow was at NBC News, or even more ludicrously, after he left NBC News, is an outright lie,” an NBC spokesperson said in a statement to The Post.
Details of the actual threats were not provided. But if these allegations are true, they are very damaging to NBC.