Women’s Group on Reports that NBC News Renewed Its Contract with Noah Oppenheim as Weinstein, Lauer Allegations Brewed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Women’s Group on Reports that NBC News Renewed Its Contract with Noah Oppenheim as Weinstein, Lauer Allegations Brewed

UltraViolet Says Comcast Decision to Renew Contract with Top Executive That Enabled Abusers and Silenced Survivors was a Big Mistake

NEW YORK — Moments ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that as both the Weinstein and Matt Lauer allegations against the network brewed, NBC News renewed its contract with Noah Oppenheim.

In reaction to the reports, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet issued the following statement:

“It is deeply disturbing that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts would show such poor judgment and renew its contract with Noah Oppenheim knowing full well that he was facing allegations of enabling sexual abusers in the workplace and had a record of silencing survivors and stories of survivors in the newsroom.

“The rot at Comcast clearly goes to the top – with the media giant caring more about short-term profits than about protecting its employees and safeguarding long-term shareholder value. This is a mistake that Comcast and NBC Universal will regret.”

 

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