NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News President Noah Oppenheim says that the story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults that Ronan Farrow wrote for The New Yorker magazine was not the same one that Farrow brought to NBC executives last summer.
Oppenheim spoke at a town hall meeting to his employees Wednesday after questions were raised about why NBC News passed on an explosive story reported by one of its contributors.
Oppenheim said that NBC didn’t feel the story as presented by Farrow this summer had all the elements needed for airing. He said the notion that NBC would try to cover for a powerful person was deeply offensive.
After Farrow took the story to The New Yorker, Oppenheim said he “greatly expanded” his reporting.
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