“A Sony executive who sent porn to women at work. An alleged harasser who reviewed NBC’s Weinstein story. From one company to another, scandals emerge under Andy Lack’s leadership.”
So writes the Daily Beast is an article highly critical of NBC News Chairman Andy Lack.
Write Maxwell Tani and Lachlan Cartwright for the Daily Beast, “NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack has been under fire for his handling of sexual-misconduct allegations at the network, including one against his ex-friend and former star anchor, Matt Lauer. But years earlier at another company, Lack protected a male employee who sexually harassed multiple women, sources tell The Daily Beast.”
The article identifies the other company as Sony BMG Music Entertainment, where Lack was the company’s chairman and CEO in 2004.
The Daily Beast adds, “While Lack was indecisive at Sony when faced with damaging allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace, he has been hostile to those same type of allegations at NBC, according to multiple current and former employees who spoke to The Daily Beast in recent weeks.”
The article notes that “NBCUniversal CEO Stephen Burke told The Daily Beast in a statement that Lack ‘has my complete support. We have worked together closely for over three years during which I have watched him oversee NBC News with great integrity, sound judgment and a focus on doing what’s right. I look forward to continuing to work with Andy and to his continued success as the leader of NBC News.’”
To read the Daily Beast’s lengthy piece about Lack, which carries the headline “Accused Sexual Harassers Thrived Under NBC News Chief Andy Lack,” please click here.
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