NBC News was plunged into new turmoil on Wednesday as bombshell excerpts from Ronan Farrow’s book roasted top executives Andy Lack and Noah Oppenheim—and the rank-and-file questioned whether the network had deceived them about anal-rape allegations against former Today show anchor Matt Lauer.
Details from the long-awaited book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, triggered a round-robin of finger-pointing, with NBC trashing Farrow in an internal memo, Lauer smearing accuser Brooke Nevils in an “open letter,” and both Farrow and Nevils firing back.
“His open letter was a case study in victim-blaming,” Nevils, a former NBC producer, said in a statement that, remarkably, first aired on NBC’s Nightly News.
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