The NBC News President Noah Oppenhein is defending the network's decision not to air the reports detailing the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
From The Hill:
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim defended the network's decision not to air a bombshell report by Ronan Farrow, detailing sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In remarks made at an internal meeting, a transcript of which was obtained by The Washington Post on Wednesday, Oppenheim rejected the notion that NBC News sought to quash the allegations against Weinstein by passing on the story, which was eventually published on Tuesday by the New Yorker.
"The notion that we would try to cover for a powerful person is deeply offensive to all of us," Oppenheim said. "Like pretty much every newspaper and magazine in L.A. and New York, the New York Times up until last week, New York Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, you name it, we were on that long list of places that chased this thing."
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