Hachette Controversy Update

Hachette Controversy Update

You may recall our article from last week on the controversy over Hachette’s choice to publish a memoir from accused sexual abuser Woody Allen. As of our last article, protests were merely hypothetical, but the book community did take a stand, and Hachette employees in New York and Boston even walked out in protest, according to the BBC. Hachette’s initial reaction to objections from Allan’s own son, renown investigative journalist Ronan Farrow (see our original article for more on Farrow and his objections, as well as further background), was tepid at best, and even now, they have been reported as …

Investigative Journalist Calls Out Major Publisher Hachette

Investigative Journalist Calls Out Major Publisher Hachette

Renown Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author of Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow, has cut ties with that book’s publisher, Hachette (publisher behind imprints Grand Central, Little Brown, and many more), after the imprint’s controversial decision to publish a memoir written by his father, Woody Alan, who has many allegations against him for sexual assault of his adoptive daughters, both as adults and children. Read a concise breakdown of those allegations here. Farrow says in his announcement tweet (see below) that he is disappointed, especially in light of the fact that other major publishing houses have rejected the work, citing commercial …

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 …