Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow said in an interview with Fox News that Hillary Clinton officials are trying to withdraw her from an interview on his foreign policy book related to his concerns about his coverage of Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow, who worked for Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, told Bret Bayer on Wednesday of the Special Report that he was trying to interview her as there were other senior U.S. diplomats on the book.
"Like everything else in the book, Brett, this is handled in a very measured way," says Farrow, who is now promoting his latest work, Catch and Kill.
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," and, before doing so, her staff raised concerns that I was working on this story for one of her most significant donors – a big buyer of Hollywood money. "
This buyer is Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein, who has been the subject of numerous sexual misconduct allegations, pleaded not guilty in August to a charge that added two new allegations of predatory sexual assault to his upcoming trial in New York.
In a Special Report, Farrow told Bayer that when he reported on Weinstein, he initially had a story that other journalists said: "This should be broadcast immediately."
"We had a plea bargain by Harvey Weinstein, secured during a police op "
Regarding NBC, Farrow claims that the Weinstein issue is" a case in which a news organization does not act in a journalistic manner. "
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Farrow also claims that NBC News presenter Matt Lauer had a physical reaction when Farrow revealed he was working on an investigative report on "sexual harassment in Hollywood" ", and said he witnessed Lauer's use of the infamous lock button on his
copy and his book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and Conspiracy to Protect Predators, by Fox News, Farrow recalled a conversation they had in December 2016 at Lauer's office, where the then-NBC star told stories , which Farrow pursues, suggesting that his report may be featured in Today.
Sasha Savitsky and Joseph Wolfson on Fox News contributed to this report .