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A group of prominent women, all at the forefront of the Me Too movement, wrote a letter to Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, urging an external investigation of NBC News.
Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren, Linda Vester, Addie Zinone and Eleanor McManus, the founder of Press Forward, have all signed the letter addressed to Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and the company’s board of directors. Press Forward is an organization launched by journalists in the wake of the Me Too movement in 2017 to stop sexual harassment and create safer environments for women in newsrooms.
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Since Matt Lauer’s firing, multiple news organizations, including Variety, have broken news about NBC News, which has denied having prior knowledge of Lauer’s misconduct before his swift termination in November 2017. Following the release of Ronan Farrow’s book, “Catch and Kill,” which revealed an on-the-record rape allegation from former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils, the news organization has come under fire, being subjected to much criticism specifically regarding the company’s decision to conduct only an internal investigation of itself.
Variety has reached out to Comcast for comment on the letter.
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The letter comes just a day after Kelly went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, slamming her former employer NBC News for its Lauer investigation and for its handling of the Harvey Weinstein probe. Kelly very publicly departed Fox News after sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes and moved to NBC News, where she hosted her own morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today.” She parted ways with NBC following backlash for comments about blackface, though the anchor already had a contentious relationship with NBC brass.
Carlson sued Ailes for sexual harassment, eventually encouraging others to come forward and resulting in Ailes’ ouster from Fox News.
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