Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow revealed further details this morning about alleged rampant sexual misconduct at NBC News on “Good Morning America.”
Most telling, Farrow detailed how NBC News President Noah Oppenheim buried his reporting on disgraced Hollywood mogul and Democratic Party megadonor Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow eventually left NBC News and broke his story with The New Yorker, earning him a Pulitzer Prize.
According to Mediaite:
While the interview opened by reviewing many items already reported, it turned more interesting when Stephanopoulos asked how NBC handled the specifics of Matt Lauer’s allegations and his subsequent firing.
Stephanopoulos noted “They say they first learned about this in November 2017. Matt was fired. We just saw that, within 24 hours. Here’s what Andy Lack said any suggestion we knew prior to that evening or tried to cover it up is false and offensive. And that they’re saying they did something as soon as they knew.”
Farrow noted that his reporting differs from that claim, saying “We spent several years reporting this out, extensively fact-checking it. What we show in this book with the paper trail with documents is that there were multiple secret settlements and nondisclosures being struck with women at NBC.”
Farrow explained those secret settlements took place over a period of six to seven years before Lauer’s termination.