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"Link" winner keeps money

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Jun 27, 2001 | 10:01am EDT

The ex-wife of NBC Studios president Ted Harbert will be allowed to keep the $92,000 she won on the network's game show Weakest Link, The Associated Press reports. NBC executives have decided to air the episode in which Julie Harmon wins the second-biggest jackpot awarded by the show. The network had originally pulled the show from its broadcast in order to make sure all the rules applied. Harmon, however, has said that she and Harbert have been divorced for nearly 15 years now and talk infrequently. NBC learned of the situation only hours before the show was to air, after someone who knew Harmon sent an email to the show's executive producer. NBC rules forbid friends and family of employees from being game show contestants to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The show will be aired without any changes and will not alert the viewers of the situation.

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