“Weinstein wanted to bully NBC News into killing the story. He needed leverage. Howard pulled out several thick manila envelopes and laid out their contents on the table. The men huddled for hours, strategizing quietly. Weinstein had found a pressure point: Matt Lauer.” The Hollywood Reporter: Ronan Farrow Strikes Again: A New Book Targets NBC News and How Harvey Weinstein May Have Leveraged Matt Lauer. (Still the six most feared words in Hollywood: Ronan Farrow is on the phone.)