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New Report Claims NBC "Killed" The Harvey Weinstein Story

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Hollywood was shaken this week when The New Yorker published a story detailing shocking allegations of rape and sexual assault against producer Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein blames his behavior on his upbringing in the '60s and '70s.Business Insider

The producer made a name for himself in the 1990s, working on hit films like Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love, and was nicknamed "the Punisher" for his fierce negotiating style. But a number of women who worked for and with Weinstein allege that he harassed or assaulted them.

Since the story broke, more than a dozen women have shared stories alleging that Weinstein abused or harassed them, including actresses like Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne. Italian model Ambra Gutierrez has even shared a taped conversation, where Weinstein admits to groping her.

In a statement to The New York Times, Weinstein blames his behavior on his upbringing in the '60s and '70s, "when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then." The statement also said "I so respect all women and regret what happened."

Sources say NBC News may have deliberately "killed" the Weinstein story.NBC News

But as everyone questions how Weinstein's behavior managed to go unnoticed for so long, the actions of NBC News executives are also being put under a spotlight. A new report reveals that as evidence piled up about Weinstein executives tried to "kill" the story that broke the case wide open...

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