"At a critical juncture in our reporting on Harvey Weinstein, as we were about to interview a woman with a credible allegation of rape against him", McHugh said in the statement, "I was told not to do the interview and ordered to stand down, thus effectively killing the story".
Losing Farrow and the Weinstein story is just one of many reasons that Lack, who returned as head of NBC News in 2015 after running the news division in the '90s, has been under scrutiny of late.
Only a few people really know what happened inside NBC News when Ronan Farrow's reporting about Harvey Weinstein was shelved by the network. Oppenheim granted permission, and Farrow took the story to The New Yorker, where he published specific names on the record that Oppenheim said were not in his NBC reporting. Former investigative producer Rich McHugh says NBC News displayed a "massive breach of journalistic integrity" and told him and Ronan Farrow to "stand down" on a report into Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct.
Aretha's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs
Aretha Franklin's friend Ron Moten , a MI businessman, gave the four sons some guidance in his speech at Friday's funeral. Musicians, family, friends and fans have said a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin at her funeral in Detroit .
United States military to cancel $300mn Pakistani aid
The strategy takes aim at Pakistan's nuclear weapons, which the United States fears could fall into the hands of terrorists. Pakistan has always been accused of using the Afghan Taliban to further its foreign policy interests in the country.
NBC News President Noah Oppenheim told the Times that McHugh "was never told to stop in the way he's implying". Weiner never made any threats against Ronan Farrow.
"In August of 2017, after NBC News assigned Ronan Farrow to investigate Weinstein and supported his reporting efforts for eight months, Farrow believed his reporting was ready for air".
A particularly suspicious moment came during a meeting in summer 2017, when Oppenheim allegedly "mentioned to Farrow that Weinstein had raised objections to Farrow's reporting-even though Farrow had not yet asked Weinstein to comment on the allegations, according to individuals briefed on the meeting". NBC is a unit of Comcast Corp. NBC has pushed back hard against McHugh's claims, while Farrow has offered only praise for the producer.
Auletta, a mediawriter for the New Yorker, helped Farrow find a home for the reporting after he parted with NBC.
Farrow said he was scared at times, lost weight and was "sick to the stomach", but that was nothing compared to the "brave" women who were retraumatised when their allegations went public. Lauer, who was sacked, has denied allegations against him.
I don't want to change myself too much, but I could definitely take way things he does in certain situations. Serena Williams' yells of "Come on!" crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S.
But Hamilton's team-mate Bottas, who had yet to stop, played his role in backing Raikkonen up, and allowing Hamilton to close . Hamilton now holds a 30-point lead over Vettel in the drivers' standings heading into the Singapore Grand Prix.
When the speeches finished, Cindy McCain patted the casket gently, then pressed her cheek to the flag draped upon it. Biden said McCain "could not stand the abuse of power wherever he saw it, in whatever form, in whatever country".
He also said that the factors responsible for drop in production of crude oil have caused a spike in fuel prices in India. The recent slump in rupee also has lifted the import cost of crude oil, subsequently raising fuel prices .
In addition, it would prohibit internet providers from collecting fees from apps and sites in order for them to reach users. Zero rating is when ISPs exempt certain types of online traffic from counting against customers' data caps.
Homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt has filed a lawsuit against the New Jersey couple who raised money for him on GoFundMe. Promislo said earlier this month Bobbitt was back to living on the streets of Philadelphia "in harm's way".
No. 14 seed Fabio Fognini of Italy was upset in the second round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Many in the tennis world raised their eyebrows at the exchange and criticised the umpire for speaking to a player directly.
The Mali-G76 utilises AI to intelligently identify gaming workloads and adjust resource allocation for optimal gaming performance. Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has confirmed to launch the Mate 20 series at a special event in London on October 16.
John Millman shuts the US Open door on Roger Federer
A universally popular player who has built a successful career, despite several serious injury setbacks, on never giving an inch. It marked Federer's earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013.
The good, bad and confusing for surprising Rockets-Suns deal
Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss , left, is guarded by Kings forward Skal Labissiere on December 12, 2017, in Sacramento. The Suns will receive power forward Ryan Anderson and rookie guard De'Anthony Melton, the 46th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
China's Silk Road project runs into debt jam
By comparison, its first Chinese loan was $620 million over 20 years at 2.85 percent, and it came with a seven-year grace period. At the last three-yearly gathering in Johannesburg in 2015, Xi announced $60 billion of assistance and loans for Africa .
Roxanne Pallett has left 'Celebrity Big Brother'
Clearly not content with offending viewers everywhere, she also took a pop at the livelihoods of people working in corner shops. He was reminded of the show's rules and given a formal warning. "I'm not questioning your integrity", Pallett replied.
Real Madrid squad not affected by the absence of Ronaldo
United, under the leadership of Jose Mourinho, will take on Juventus (and Cristiano Ronaldo ) as well as Valencia and Young Boys. The vote was decided by 60 Champions League and Europa League coaches as well as 55 journalists from across Europe.