NEW YORK —
Matt Lauer accused creator Ronan Farrow on Tuesday of shoddy and biased journalism in his e-book “Capture and Abolish” that included what Lauer says is a unfaithful accusation that the conventional “This day” expose host raped a co-worker.
Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning workers creator at The New Yorker, acknowledged Lauer “is true scandalous.”
Lauer penned an editorial printed on the Mediaite web put a day after an investigation in The New York Times suggested that Farrow, who received a Pulitzer for his work on the accusations in opposition to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, used to be now no longer as a lot as thorough in vetting his work.
Lauer, in a similar way, acknowledged Farrow had now no longer corroborated several particular accusations in opposition to him within the 2019 e-book, “Capture and Abolish.”
NBC fired Lauer in 2017 for an crude relationship with a co-worker. In Farrow’s e-book, that conventional co-worker, Brooke Nevils, acknowledged Lauer raped her in a Sochi hotel room at some stage within the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lauer denies the rape funds, and each he and Nevils acknowledged they had a subsequent consensual relationship.
“What I discovered when I read the e-book used to be frankly surprising, and it would drawback anyone who cares about journalism,” Lauer wrote. “Right here is now no longer true about accusations in opposition to the conventional host of the ‘This day’ expose.”
Lauer correctly-known the sinful emotions between Farrow and NBC News, which declined to air the work he had carried out while on the network on the Weinstein chronicle. He therefore took his topic topic to the New Yorker.
In consequence, “he became a magnet and a appealing ear for anyone with detrimental tales in regards to the network and of us that labored for it,” Lauer acknowledged.
Farrow tweeted a short response to Lauer’s lengthy share: “All I will utter on here’s that Matt Lauer is true scandalous. ‘Capture and Abolish’ used to be totally reported and truth-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself.”
Farrow’s creator, Minute, Brown and Co., acknowledged it entirely supported the creator.
“Ronan’s dedication to a deep and thorough truth-evaluate of his reporting, his dedication to the rights of victims and his impeccable consideration to detail and nuance assemble us proud to be his creator,” the firm acknowledged in an announcement.
Mediaite acknowledged that its editors checked with four of us that Lauer spoke to for his article, they normally all independently backed up the conversations they had with him.