NBC Refused to Report Weinstein Story

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It included a recording of Weinstein admitting he had groped a woman without her permission, obtained in a police sting operation.

The source continued: "The story he published is radically different that what he brought to NBC News".

Weinstein has denied many - though not all - of the allegations, including all accusations of sexual assault.

And NBC is being criticized as one of those companies who caved to the pressure. Weinstein was sacked by the board of the Weinstein Company on Sunday, in the wake of allegations revealed in the New York Times that he had been harassing women for many years.

Farrow reportedly worked on the story for more than a year, and after NBC passed on the story, took it to the New Yorker.

The executive said Farrow asked if he could bring the story to a print outlet, presumably because sources might be more willing to cooperate if they did not have to go on camera. "These are women coming forward with a very, very hard set of stories and I really want the focus to be on them and what they did and continuing their fight".

"I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should have been public earlier. In fact, there were multiple determinations at NBC that it was reportable". Weinstein personally threatened to sue him while he was working on the report, Farrow said, adding that his story was clearly "reportable" when NBC had it.

In any case, sources said that Farrow arrived at the vaunted magazine with lots of reporting, and that they wonder why NBC News wasn't willing to see the story through after so many months. Anonymous sources said the same to the Daily Beast. When pressed for what those specific concerns were, those with knowledge of NBC's decision to kill the story claimed Farrow's piece was "nowhere close to what ultimately ran in the NY Times or The New Yorker".

NBC was lambasted for spiking the story online, and many brought up a similar situation involving NBC past year. For NBC, the swirling media controversy was immediately reminiscent of another missed opportunity for its news division - the internal leak of its infamous Access Hollywood Donald Trump tape to the Washington Post nearly exactly one year ago.

Maddow had said to Farrow: "NBC says that the story wasn't publishable, that it wasn't ready to go at the time that you brought it to them". But this summer, he received the blessing to take the story elsewhere.

It was never determined how the Post got the explosive tape from the show, which is produced by NBC. "Access Hollywood" is owned by NBC, and Bush had recently joined NBC News as a "Today Show" co-host.

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