NBC Responds to Allegations in Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’

NBC Responds to Allegations in Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’

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Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill, a memoir about his investigative journalism, alleges that NBC may have tried to halt his investigation of Harvey Weinstein to protect Matt Lauer, former host of Today. Last week, the shocking details of the situation first came to light. After getting their hands on the book, NBC has responded to Farrow’s claims. A memo sent out to NBC employees last week reads: Now that we’ve read Farrow’s book, it’s clear — his smear rests on the allegation that NBC’s management knew about and took steps to hide Matt Lauer’s misconduct before his firing in November of …

Ronan Farrow’s Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC Colleagues

Ronan Farrow’s Book Alleges Matt Lauer Raped NBC Colleagues

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Catch and Kill recounts Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s attempt to prevent him from publishing his findings in The New Yorker, and how Weinstein hired a private investigative firm to try to stop him. It also features a shocking interview with Brooke Nevils, the former NBC News employee who first brought the complaint against Matt Lauer that got him fired from “Today” in 2017. When the story first broke, the media kept Nevils anonymous to protect her. But with the publication of Farrow’s new book, the full details of the allegations have been uncovered.   Image via Amazon …

‘She Said’ Sheds New Light on Weinstein Scandal

‘She Said’ Sheds New Light on Weinstein Scandal

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Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who originally broke the Weinstein scandal, tell the story of how it all came to light in their new book She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement. Now, Harvey Weinstein faces five felony charges connected to his patterns of sexual abuse, as well as various civil suits. But back when Kantor and Twohey began looking into some of the rumors about Weinstein, he was still an immensely powerful presence in Hollywood. The book details how the reporters discovered numerous complaints about inappropriate behavior, under-the-table payoffs to …

‘Tulip Fever’ Author Recalls “Nightmare” Experience of Movie Adaptation

‘Tulip Fever’ Author Recalls “Nightmare” Experience of Movie Adaptation

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Deborah Moggach, author of Tulip Fever, opened up to The Guardian  about the ‘nightmare’ experience she had regarding the adaptation of her novel, which starred Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz. Translating her beloved novel to the big screen was a horrible process and in many ways, was a cautionary tale of how NOT to adapt a book. Describing the experience as a ‘ghastly disaster’, Moggach, after flying to Hollywood to speak to producers about adapting the novel, jokingly offered her milkman, Ron, a role in the film. Though the comment was in jest, newspapers caught wind of this and spun it into “MILKMAN BEING …

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Weinstein Exposé Coming to Screens

New York Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Weinstein Exposé Coming to Screens

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It was the exposé  that shook both Hollywood and the world and society as we know it. Sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein took the media by storm when they first were revealed in October of 2017. His exposure prompted an avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations to be made against other people in power, finally sending the pendulum swinging in favor of victims of Hollywood’s culture of harassment.      Thanks to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times and Ronan Farrow of the New Yorker, the movie mogul’s crimes were brought to the surface, and soon, …