Ronan Farrow: Ask NBC Why It Passed On 'Reportable' Weinstein Story

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This after Farrow told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow pointedly that she would have to ask NBC News why his Weinstein report did not break on NBC, where he originally worked on it.

"The incredible story that we all read yesterday, was not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago", he said of NBC News' decision to let Farrow shop it elsewhere.

Multiple sources say that Farrow had secured an on-camera interview with Rose McGowan, who the New York Times revealed as one of the many women to whom Weinstein paid settlements.

And, Oppenheim made a point of reminding staff that NBC News had bankrolled much of Farrow's work on the piece, something of which, Oppenhein said, the company is "proud".

Farrow noted that many news organizations had considered running stories on Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assault over the years, but were threatened with lawsuits and other forms of pressure.

But after sitting for the interview, her lawyer contacted Farrow and NBC to revoke consent because it could put her in legal jeopardy given the terms of her settlement agreement, sources with knowledge of the situation tell THR. "That it wasn't ready to go by the time that you brought it to them, but obviously it was ready to go by the time you got it into the New Yorker".

After The New York Times published an investigation last week detailing decades worth of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, the Hollywood executive threatened to sue the paper for defamation, with his attorney contending that the report relied on "mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report".

Farrow did not return requests for comment.

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"I walked into the door at The New Yorker with an explosively reportable piece that should've been public earlier". And it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable. His show got the axe, but he still has a non-exclusive deal with NBC News.

Additionally, Farrow and his NBC News producers have had an audio recording of a 2015 sting conducted by the NYPD Special Victims Division since July, said multiple sources.

"We launched him on that story, we encouraged him to report that story".

What's clear is that Farrow and NBC have distinctly different takes on why the network choose to pass on his Weinstein story.

NBC, however, said Farrow's story was simply nowhere near as complete as the finished product The New Yorker ended up with, claiming Farrow didn't have accusers willing to go on the record.

NBC News was aware of the footage for almost four days before the Post published it, saying they sat on it so lawyers could finish reviewing it.

Trump, meanwhile, was furious with NBC on Wednesday for its story about the president's nuclear ambitions as reportedly stated in a national security meeting this summer.

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