NBC delayed publication of lewd Trump tape because of lawsuit fears

October 9, 2016 4:06 AM

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NBC delayed publication of lewd Trump tape because of lawsuit fears

NBC News was aware of video footage of Donald Trump making lewd and disparaging remarks about women for nearly four days, a network executive said Saturday, but delayed reporting about the story out of concern that Trump would sue the network.

The delay led to an awkward result: NBC News was scooped by The Washington Post, which took just five hours to vet and post its story. The Post acted on a tip from a source who was apparently frustrated by NBC’s procrastination over airing perhaps the most consequential story of the 2016 presidentia...

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