10/09/2019 (Wed) 19:33:47
Weinstein Tried Using Credit With Hillary Clinton To Kill Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Story
October 09, 2019 1:55 PM EThttps://web.archive.org/web/20191009192910/https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/09/weinstein-credit-with-hillary-clinton-to-kill-ronan-farrow/
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s publicist made a phone call to journalist Ronan Farrow in 2017 and noted the Harvey Weinstein story he was working on was a “concern” for Clinton, Farrow’s upcoming book alleges.
“Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators” gives a detailed account of the sexual assault allegations against now-disgraced movie mogul Weinstein and the cover-up attempts made by those “from Hollywood to Washington and beyond,” an Amazon book description reads.
Nick Merrill, Clinton’s publicist at the time, allegedly played a roll in pushing for the story to be dropped, Farrow’s book reads according to The Hollywood Reporter. Merrill reportedly called Farrow in 2017 and said the “big story” he was working on about Weinstein was a “concern” for the former first lady.
The New Yorker published Farrow’s Weinstein story on Oct. 10, 2017, and the story details a 10-month investigation by Farrow. Thirteen women accused Weinstein of sexually harassing or assaulting them, the article reads. Farrow’s book, available Oct. 15, delves into the cover-up attempts that he discovered during the investigation.
The Weinstein Company fired Weinstein in October 2017 and authorities arrested him in 2018 on rape and sexual misconduct allegations. Prosecutors indicted him for a third time in 2019 and Weinstein’s trial is expected to be in January 2020.
The Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist’s book includes an allegation that Weinstein used his long-term relationship with Clinton to try to pressure Farrow into dropping the investigation.