Chilling tale of Harvey Weinstein’s spies shows Ronan Farrow’s reporting chops — and compassion

Source: The Washington Post

 Media Columnist November 7
Over the past several weeks, I’ve heard endless variations of this question: “Why did it take so long for Harvey Weinstein to be revealed as a sexual predator?”

With the publication Monday night of a remarkable story by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker, there is less reason to speculate.

In breathtaking detail, Farrow shows just how far the Hollywood mogul was willing to go to shut down the allegations of his sexual abuse over many decades.

Farrow reports how Weinstein used a network of lawyers and spies — including former Mossad agents working undercover — to track women and reporters. It was a desperate, aggressive and, thankfully, failed effort.

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