MSNBC President Phil Griffin is at the center of a firestorm of allegations of inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment at the moment — and one involves “Access Hollywood” host Maria Menounos.
The claim is made in the book “Catch and Kill” by Ronan Farrow, which seeks to expose widespread misconduct and sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
Yashar Ali, a journalist who read an excerpt from the book, says that sources shared with Farrow plenty of instances of Griffin making crass remarks and behaving inappropriately.
These sources stated Griffin also showed off a zoomed-in picture of Maria Menounos’ private parts which was taken when she was having an accidental wardrobe malfunction while wearing a bikini, while making inappropriate remarks about her.
During a professional staff meeting, Griffin allegedly flashed around the photo and exclaimed “Would you look at that? Not bad, not bad.”
Many allegations have been made against Griffin as a crude boss who generally created an inappropriate and uncomfortable workplace environment. Co-workers allege he would engage in such behavior as pressuring female employees into attending a peep show.
Farrow, a Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed journalist, claims that NBC covered up several cases of workplace harassment, while at the same time clamping down on an expose by Farrow about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Allegedly, Weinstein was blackmailing NBC, threatening to expose the behavior of now-disgraced anchor Matt Lauer, should Weinstein’s behavior be brought to light.
The #MeToo movement has uncovered several instances of powerful men behaving inappropriately, harassing, and even outright assaulting women in order to demonstrate their dominance.
It is hoped that the more these reprehensible actions are called out and publicly rebuked, the greater the likelihood that women will not have to endure such humiliations in the future.