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Friday, January 12, 2018

A child of entertainment royalty and an early witness to "power used for ill," the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow opens up about helping bring down Harvey Weinstein ("My family background made me understand abuse from an early age"), the NBC News debacle and what's next (a big HBO deal) as mom Mia reveals why she was "increasingly concerned for his safety." It was Farrow -- the golden-haired progeny of Hollywood royals Woody Allen and Mia Farrow -- who took a journalistic sledgehammer to this industry's meticulously tended facade when he (along with reporters from The New York Times) revealed decades of sexual predation by now-disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. His Oct. 10 exposé for The New Yorker upended the town's historic casting-couch culture and spurred a wave of disclosures that have toppled powerful men in Hollywood, the media and politics.




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Farrow -- a Rhodes scholar who graduated from Bard College at age 15 -- dismisses "the silly, easy narrative about the son of Hollywood taking down the system" -- though he won't dispute the effect that his family history of alleged sexual abuse had on him personally, and professionally.

His older sister, Dylan Farrow, now 32, accused their father, Woody Allen, of molesting her when she was 7. "You see early in life with that kind of a family background the way in which the most powerful men in America wield power for good and for ill," he says. "And probably, yes, the family background made me someone who understood the abuse of power from an early age."


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Excellent Hollywood Reporter article on Ronan Farrow, it details what Ronan had to go through to get the Weinstein story.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-10 08:06 PM | Reply

Ronan won't be the one to force his hand, but his Dad needs to account for his crimes.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-10 08:08 PM | Reply

...his Dad needs to account for his crimes.

Frank Sinatra?

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-01-12 02:07 PM | Reply

another day. so many pearls to clutch

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-01-12 02:51 PM | Reply

What an interesting story. He certainly helped start the biggest story of 2017.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-13 09:18 PM | Reply

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