The network fired Senior Vice President for Booking, News & Entertainment Matt Zimmerman after he was accused of “inappropriate conduct” with more than one woman, The Wrap reported on Tuesday.
The fallout continues after an explosive October story revealing decades of abuse by Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was published by NBC reporter Ronan Farrow.
While some were suspicious that NBC was just trying to protect Weinstein, as many hundreds of Hollywood elites had done for three decades, the network claimed that Farrow’s story was not ready for publication.
Still, NBC News boss Noah Oppenheim claimed that the story as presented to them originally was “not the story that we were looking at when we made our judgment several months ago.”
“It is not accurate to say it was not reportable” at NBC News, Farrow told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last month.