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Rachel Maddow confronts NBC's handling of sexual misconduct allegations on air

MSNBC Anchor Rachel Maddow
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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow confronted her network's parent company, NBCUniversal, on Friday night over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein and former NBC anchor Matt Lauer.

"I've been through a lot of ups and downs at this company since I've been here. It would be impossible for me to overstate the amount of consternation inside the building around this issue."

NBC News president sends staff memo addressing Ronan Farrow book

Ronan Farrow
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NBC News President Noah Oppenheim sent a memo to NBC News/MSNBC staffers on Monday morning defending the company against allegations — in Ronan Farrow's new book, "Catch and Kill" — that NBC management engaged in a cover-up to hide sexual misconduct by former "Today" show host Matt Lauer.

"Matt Lauer's actions were abhorrent, and the anger and sadness he caused continue to this day.  As we've said since the moment he was fired, his abuses should never have happened. Ronan Farrow's book takes that undeniable fact and twists it into a lie — alleging we were a 'company with a lot of secrets.' We have no secrets and nothing to hide."