Hollywood stars and moguls, sexual misconduct and harassment, investigative journalism, espionage, and unethical lawyer conduct—all this and more is on display in Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. Working for NBC News and then The New Yorker, Farrow investigated allegations of serial sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein. He readily found women who said they had been assaulted by Weinstein, but getting those stories to the public required navigating an obstacle course of non-disclosure agreements, corporate legal departments, unethical conduct by Weinstein’s legal team, and even being followed by spies. In the end, however, Farrow got these women’s stories out and found serial sexual misconduct in other high-profile places. Catch and Kill provides a fascinating lens to think about professional responsibility, corporate governance, how the law responds to sexual misconduct, and the boundaries of contract law.
All the News That's Fit to Hide: Sexual Assault and Silence in Hollywood and the Lawyers Who Let it Happen,
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