Hollywood Reporter Parent Meddled in Explosive Story on NBC Chief, Insider Says (Exclusive)

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The Hollywood Reporter on Friday published an explosive story about NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy shortly after inquiries from TheWrap about why THR parent company MRC, which has lucrative business dealings with NBC, had put the brakes on the article. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the investigative piece by THR editor at large Kim Masters and West Coast TV editor Lesley Goldberg initially had been put on hold by MRC Managing Director Deanna Brown and co-CEOs Modi Wiczyk and Asif Satchu while lawyers weighed the implications of the reporting. An MRC spokesperson told TheWrap: “We are proud of our investigative journalism, which requires a transparent, clearly defined legal review process that is essential to ensure the integrity of The Hollywood Reporter.” Masters did not respond to a request for comment. Also Read: NBC Entertainment Chief Paul Telegdy Under Investigation for Workplace Misconduct An individual close to THR said that its legal department “officially” got the article for review on Thursday. But the other individual noted that the company’s lawyers have been engaged with the story for days, including with an attorney representing Paul Telegdy, Tom Clare. Clare did not immediately respond to a request for comment....

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