Ronan Farrow Says Hillary Clinton Gave Him The Cold Shoulder When He Exposed Weinstein
Reporter Ronan Farrow claimed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave him the cold shoulder after she learned that he was investigating disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow said that Clinton’s aides seemed to almost make a 180-degree turn on a scheduled 2018 interview after the Weinstein story broke.
“Hillary Clinton had scheduled an interview while it was at the height of the Weinstein reporting and her folks got in touch and said, ‘We hear you’re working on a big story.’ [They] sounded very concerned and tried to cancel that interview,” he explained.
“It’s remarkable how quickly even people with a long relationship with you will turn if you threaten... the sources of funding around them.” @RonanFarrow says his relationship with @HillaryClinton changed after his investigation of Harvey Weinstein. https://t.co/jvcsAngs4U— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 29, 2019
Farrow, who worked for Clinton in 2011 as a “special adviser on global youth issues,” told the Financial Times that he believed money was the root of the apparent change in Clinton’s demeanor.
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25: Senator Hillary Clinton and Miramax boss Harvey Weinstein arrive at the Brooklyn Museum for the premiere of Miramax Films “Finding Neverland” October 25, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
It’s remarkable how quickly even people with a long relationship with you will turn if you threaten the centers of power or the sources of funding around them,” Farrow said. “Ultimately, there are a lot of people out there who operate in that way. They’re beholden to powerful interests and if you go up against those interests, you become radioactive very quickly.”
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and producer Harvey Weinstein attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME’S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for TIME
Weinstein, a prolific donor to a number of Democratic candidates and causes, donated thousands of dollars to a number of different groups that supported Clinton in her 2016 presidential campaign — including over $25,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and another $25,000 to the Democratic National Committee.