Ronan Farrow is at odds with NBC News over why the network did not break his explosive investigation on alleged sexual assault and harassment by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein that ran in The New Yorker.
Farrow, who has a non-exclusive arrangement with NBC News, wrote the results of his 10-month probe into Weinstein’s behavior for the New Yorker because the network did not believe it met the reporting standard necessary to put it on the air.
During a Tuesday appearance on NBC’s cable news channel MSNBC, Farrow said he believed the story could have been broadcast.
NBC News has maintained that the final result of Farrow’s reporting, which included three women on the record describing alleged sexual assaults by Weinstein, is “Radically different” than the early version he brought to the network.
NBC News agreed with the understanding that if Farrow got the story published he would come back and talk about it on the air.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim defended his division’s handling of the story during a meeting with staffers on Wednesday.
Farrow’s version of the matter has raised questions as to whether NBC was subjected to any pressure by Weinstein to suppress the reporting.
“I’m not going to comment on any news organization about any story that they did or didn’t run,” Farrow told Maddow.