- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Weinstein Company reportedly ordered YouTube to remove two interviews taken from the 2014 documentary “Fed Up,” after sources cited by The Washington Free Beacon accused the interviews of being deceptively edited.

“Fed Up,” directed by Stephanie Soechtig and produced by Katie Couric, is the female duo’s second film to face recent allegations of deceptive editing.

The women have come under scrutiny after it was revealed that an interview between Ms. Couric and a group of gun rights activists wasn’t accurately portrayed in their newest pro-gun control documentary “Under the Gun.” Ms. Couric has since apologized for the misleading editing, but Ms. Soechtig has defiantly stood by her artistic license.

In “Fed Up,” their 2014 film that focused on obesity and the food industry, two individuals who disagreed with the narrative of the film were interviewed, the Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday. Sources told the news outlet that both interviews included at least one misleading edit intended to embarrass the interview subjects.

By Thursday, both of the interviews were no longer available on YouTube, citing “a copyright claim by Weinstein,” which owns the distribution rights for “Fed Up.”

The Free Beacon reported that it has “initiated a counter-notification requesting that the videos be reinstated on fair use grounds since the videos are the subject of a news report.”

SEE ALSO: ‘Under the Gun’ director Stephanie Soechtig stands by misleading edit: ‘I won’t be intimidated’

The Free Beacon has since uploaded the videos to Vimeo.

The Weinstein Company did not respond the news outlet’s request for comment.

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