Reporter Ronan Farrow ripped into his publisher Wednesday for picking up Woody Allen’s memoir after the release of his book “Catch And Kill.”
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Farrow claimed Hachette “concealed the decision from [him] and its own employees while [they] were working on ‘Catch and Kill’ — a book about how powerful men, including Woody Allen, avoid accountability for sexual abuse.”
The investigative reporter, who helped bring Harvey Weinstein’s accusers’ stories to life, said Hachette did not complete a fact check of Allen’s book and never contacted his sister. Dylan Farrow first accused Allen of sexual abuse back in 1992. (RELATED: Ronan Farrow Will Investigate Threats Against Journalists In New HBO Documentary)
“It’s wildly unprofessional in multiple obvious directions for Hachette to behave this way,” Farrow wrote. “But it also shows a lack of ethics and compassion for victims of sexual abuse, regardless of any personal connection or breach of trust here.”
Farrow admitted he encouraged Hachette to go back and complete a fact check.
“I’ve encouraged Hachette, out of respect for its readers, authors and reputation, to conduct a thorough fact check of Woody Allen’s account, in particular any claim that implies my sister is not telling the truth,” Farrow added. “I’ve also told Hachette that a publisher that would conduct itself in this way is one I can’t work with in good conscience.”