Harvey Weinstein tried to kill Ronan Farrow’s investigation into him at NBC News by threatening to reveal similar behavior by former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, Farrow’s new book alleges.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the release of his book, “Catch and Kill,” Farrow said Weinstein learned of sexual misconduct allegations against Lauer during a 2017 meeting with Dylan Howard, chief content officer of American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer.
“Weinstein made it known to the network that he was aware of Lauer’s behavior and capable of revealing it,” Farrow writes in his book.
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Harvey Weinstein tried to pressure NBC News into killing Ronan Farrow’s investigation of his sexual misconduct by threatening to reveal similar behavior by former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, Farrow writes in his explosive new book.
Farrow ultimately published his Weinstein exposé with the New Yorker, shortly after The New York Times released a similar story, igniting a global reckoning that launched the #MeToo movement. Farrow outlines in his new book “Catch and Kill,” a preview of which Variety obtained, how his former employee, NBC News, obstructed his efforts to report the story.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about the release of his book, Farrow also highlights the role that Lauer may have played in hindering his investigation.
Lauer, who was fired from the “Today” show in 2017 over sexual misconduct allegations, is accused of raping a staffer while they were working at the Sochi Olympics in 2014, according to Farrow’s book.
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