Farrow alleges his new book Catch and Kill that Weinstein bullied NBC News into suppressing his investigation into the disgraced Hollywood mogul my leveraging knowledge about Lauer's sexual misconduct. "Weinstein made it known to the network that he was aware of Lauer's behavior and capable of revealing it," Farrow writes. Farrow adds that Weinstein cited dirt on Lauer accumulated by the National Enquirer and its then-owner AMI. NBC News responded to the allegation in a statement saying: "NBC News was never contacted by AMI, or made aware in any way of any threats from them, or from anyone else, for that matter. And the idea of NBC News taking a threat seriously from a tabloid company about Matt Lauer is especially preposterous, since they already covered him with great regularity." ALSO: Farrow received a congratulatory text from Lauer after his Weinstein New York exposé ran: "Ronan, it’s Matt Lauer. Let me be the 567th person to say congratulations on an amazing piece!"