The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow said on Wednesday that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton canceled an interview with him over his reporting on Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow first broke the story that Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting dozens of Hollywood females and paying off his accusers. Weinstein was deeply connected to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and several women later accused the campaign of shielding Weinstein from the consequences of his bad behavior. (RELATED: NYT: Bill And Hillary Were Weinstein’s ‘Celebrity Shields’)
In a Wednesday morning interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Farrow alleged that Clinton tried to cancel an interview with him for his new book after her staff found out he was working on the Weinstein story.
“Hillary Clinton had scheduled an interview while I was at the height of the Weinstein reporting and her folks got in touch said, ‘we hear you’re working on a big story,’ sounded very concerned,” Farrow recalled. “Tried to cancel that interview.”
“Over the Weinstein stuff? I’m surprised at that,” Stephanopoulos said before brushing right past the allegation.