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Ronan Farrow: Let's Revisit Bill Clinton Rape Claim

Remember Juanita Broaddrick?

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow brought up an old rape accusation Friday on Real Time with Bill Maher—one against a former president. It came up after Maher asked how Bill Clinton would have weathered the Monica Lewinsky scandal in today's #MeToo culture, Fox News reports. "Could Bill Clinton, if he... More »

Maddow Gets Emotional Over 'Silence' at NBC

The MSNBC host speaks up about sexual harassment and NDAs

(Newser) - Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements, the AP reports. The company said Saturday that any former employee who... More »

Ronan Farrow's Catch and Kill Also Caught Him a Fiance

Journalist popped the question to now-fiance Jon Lovett in a draft of his new book

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow has been making headlines again surrounding the release of his new book, Catch and Kill, and its allegations on Harvey Weinstein and NBC News . But the 31-year-old investigative journalist is garnering buzz for another reason, though Catch and Kill is peripherally involved: He's engaged, and he proposed... More »

NBC Exec Comes Out Fighting After Farrow Accusations

Network's president says ex-employee has 'an ax to grind'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's name is spread across headlines Tuesday as his new expose hits bookshelves. From Catch and Kill, CNN pulls the claim that National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard directed staffers to shred "a Trump-related document" held in a safe as reporters investigated the tabloid's "catch and... More »

After Rape Claim, Lauer Releases 1,400-Word Letter

Brooke Nevils sat for interview with Ronan Farrow, provided full account of her allegations

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's new book drops Tuesday, but an explosive allegation is out now. Variety obtained a copy of Catch and Kill and reports that in it, Farrow reveals the identity of the woman whose allegations against Matt Lauer led to his 2017 ouster from the Today show. Her name... More »

Ronan Farrow Says AMI Tried to Blackmail Him

Jeff Bezos wasn't the only one, he says

(Newser) - Hours after Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer's parent company of blackmail , Ronan Farrow said American Media Inc. had done the same thing to him and at least one other journalist. Farrow tweeted Thursday night that after breaking stories on the Enquirer's "catch and kill" arrangement with... More »

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

Woody Allen's wife blasts Mia Farrow in controversial 'New York' interview

(Newser) - One person we haven't heard from in decades "as controversies tumbled around her": Soon-Yi Previn, wife of Woody Allen and adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. "No more," writes Daphne Merkin in a piece in New York that's attracting plenty of attention—and backlash. Previn details... More »

As NBC Defends Itself, Ronan Farrow Takes a Shot

Journalist says network is being misleading about how it handled the Weinstein story

(Newser) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is leading to another controversy that just keeps growing: how NBC News handled the investigation. Network exec Andy Lack defended NBC in a memo to employees Monday, but reporter Ronan Farrow then accused Lack of fudging the facts, reports CNN . It all centers on a serious... More »

Accusations Fly Over NBC News and a Bombshell Story

Producer who worked with Ronan Farrow speaks out

(Newser) - Soon after Ronan Farrow's Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on Harvey Weinstein ran in the New Yorker came word that he had originally been working on the piece for NBC News. Farrow said the network dropped the story, and when initially asked why , he said, "You would have to ask... More »

Six Feet Under Star Among Those Accusing CBS' Moonves

Total of 6 women allege sexual misconduct against CEO in 'New Yorker' story

(Newser) - It's out. The expected exposé from the New Yorker about CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has landed, and it could be big trouble for the Hollywood giant. In the lengthy story by Ronan Farrow, six women accuse the 68-year-old of sexual misconduct that stretches from the 1980s to more recent... More »

CBS Honcho Leslie Moonves May Be Next 'MeToo' Casualty

'New Yorker' to publish allegations of sexual misconduct regarding the CEO

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow, the journalist whose work helped bring down Harvey Weinstein , has another powerful figure in his sights: Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS. To be clear, the story in the New Yorker isn't out yet, but it's expected to be published Friday afternoon, per the Hollywood Reporter... More »

Letter Details Trump's Alleged Affair With Ex-Playmate

Friend of Karen McDougal provides it to Ronan Farrow of the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - A few days before the 2016 election, the Wall Street Journal reported that the owner of the National Enquirer paid $150,000 for a story alleging an affair between Donald Trump and a former Playboy Playmate for the express purpose of burying it. Now, Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker... More »

Bob Weinstein: Harvey Asked Me to Pay Women $600K; I Did

But Bob Weinstein says he didn't know 2 women had accused his brother of harassment

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow continues his investigation into Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault and harassment settlements with a new piece in the New Yorker , offering the strongest evidence yet that Weinstein's brother and Weinstein Company partner was in the know. Though Bob Weinstein has denied prior knowledge of allegations from more... More »

Weinstein Reportedly Hired Black Cube to Collect Dirt

He hired private security to target actresses, journalists

(Newser) - In what turned out to be a futile attempt to avoid his downfall, Harvey Weinstein hired an "army of spies" to target women accusing him of sexual assault or harassment and the journalists trying to report on their claims, Ronan Farrow writes in his second explosive Weinstein story in... More »

Ronan Farrow in Running to Take Over at Vanity Fair

He's reportedly a contender to take over for Graydon Carter

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow made his name in journalism as the author of a bombshell investigative report that helped bring down Harvey Weinstein. Now the Guardian reports that the 29-year-old is on the short list to land a plum position in the industry: as editor of Vanity Fair. It is by no... More »

Report: NBC Told Farrow to Stop Reporting on Weinstein

We 'didn't feel that we had all the elements,' says Noah Oppenheim

(Newser) - A new report disputes NBC News' claim that Ronan Farrow's bombshell New Yorker story describing allegations of rape and assault against Harvey Weinstein was "radically different" than the version NBC canned. Citing 12 people with knowledge of the reporting, the Huffington Post reports Farrow had a woman willing... More »

Farrow: Weinstein Threatened Lawsuit

Ronan Farrow also says NBC passed on his blockbuster story

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow says Harvey Weinstein threatened to sue him over his blockbuster piece that the disgraced Hollywood heavyweight raped three women and sexually harassed many others, Variety reports. Speaking to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Tuesday, Farrow says he was undeterred by the threat that came during the 10 months... More »

Another Bombshell Report Drops on Harvey Weinstein

Women accuse him of rape in 'New Yorker' investigation

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein had lawyered up even before the New York Times dropped its bombshell report about him, because he knew that both the Times and the New Yorker were working on investigative pieces. Well, now the New Yorker has weighed in, and its report has allegations that are even more... More »

Ronan Farrow: Media Gives Woody Allen, Cosby a Pass

He takes on PR, reporters, himself for being complicit in silencing sex-abuse survivors

(Newser) - Woody Allen's star-studded Cafe Society is the opening flick Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival , and in a probably-not-coincidentally-timed piece in the Hollywood Reporter , his son with Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, pens a scathing essay on the "culture of acquiescence" surrounding his famous filmmaker dad, specifically regarding Allen'... More »

Dylan Farrow: I Wasn't Brainwashed

Brother's betrayal 'lowest form of evil,' she says

(Newser) - Dylan Farrow wants to make one thing clear: She was not brainwashed by her mother, Mia Farrow, into believing that her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was 7. "People are saying that I am not actually remembering what I remember," she tells People in an... More »

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