Ronan Farrow Says He Was Threatened Personally With a Lawsuit by Harvey Weinstein

The Hollywood Reporter | 10/10/2017 | Erik Hayden
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When asked on MSNBC why he went to The New Yorker with the story, Farrow replied: "You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details."

Ronan Farrow told Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show on Tuesday that he was threatened personally with a lawsuit by Harvey Weinstein in the course of reporting on what turned out to be a New Yorker feature.

Course - Reporting - Lawsuit - Mr - Weinstein

"In the course of this reporting, I was threatened with a lawsuit personally by Mr. Weinstein," Farrow said. In anticipation of the story, Weinstein had hired a crisis management team and several attorneys, including lawyer Lisa Bloom, who resigned from the film mogul's team on Saturday.

When Maddow asked why Farrow's feature ended up at The New Yorker rather than at NBC, where he is employed as a correspondent, he replied, "You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details."

Farrow - Months - Claims - Harassment - Assault

Farrow said that he worked for 10 months to investigate claims of harassment and assault against Weinstein. His report, published Tuesday in The New Yorker, included on-the-record recollections by actress Asia Argento and model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. It included audio of Weinstein admitting to groping Gutierrez.

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