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NBC will not punish Al Michaels for comparing Giants to Harvey Weinstein

| October 16, 2017

Al Michaels

NBC will not discipline veteran broadcaster Al Michaels for a comment he made about disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein during Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos — a comment that critics called insulting to women.

“I mean, let’s face it. The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein and they’re up 14 points,” Michaels said.

The comment triggered an immediate uproar on social media and Michaels apologized later in the broadcast. Weinstein’s decades-old history of sexual harassment and rape allegations came to light over the last two weeks with a series of explosive reports in which multiple victims have come forward.

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