Liberal journalist Ronan Farrow said that Hillary Clinton’s people were “concerned” about his reporting regarding Democrat super-donor Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment issues — so concerned that Clinton tried to squash an interview she had planned with Farrow.
“Hillary Clinton had scheduled an interview while I 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,’ sounded very concerned, and tried to cancel that interview,” reporter and former MSNBC anchor Ronan Farrow said Wednesday in an interview on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos.
Farrow has written some of the biggest #MeToo investigative reports, including Weinstein material for The New Yorker.
Burns Strider, the Hillary Clinton spiritual adviser whom Clinton personally shielded from firing in 2008 when Strider was accused of sexual harassment, has gone on the record defending Clinton on the issue.
Strider attacked celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain for implying that Clinton knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and assault proclivities. Clinton, as well as Oprah, have come under fire for being photographed with Weinstein around younger women at social events.
When the controversy surfaced, Weinstein hired top Andrew Cuomo adviser Ken Sunshine to represent him for public relations. Sunshine and Weinstein were photographed together. Sunshine stands accused of planting stories in the press bludgeoning one of Weinstein’s female accuser’s reputations, though Sunshine denied the allegations.