Ronan Farrow, the son of actress Mia Farrow and the journalist responsible for bringing on the #MeToo movement, said Hillary Clinton has shunned him.
The famed journalist who has been celebrated by women’s rights activists, as Clinton claims to be, said that the former secretary of state abandoned him when he broke his story on alleged rapist and filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.
“It’s remarkable how quickly even people with a long relationship with you will turn if you threaten the centres of power or the sources of funding around them,” he said to The Financial Times.
“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,” he said.
Farrow claimed that he was working with Clinton “for years” while at the same time doing work on the Weinstein story.
He special adviser on global youth issues in 2011 for Clinton when she was former President Obama’s secretary of state.
“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,’” the journalist said. “[They] sounded very concerned and tried to cancel that interview.”
He said similar things in an interview with BuzzFeed News when he sat down with them this month to discuss his reporting.
“It is an example of how power protects power,” the journalist said when he was interviewed on BuzzFeed News’ “AM to DM.”
“There was an apparent effort to cancel that interview after they raised concerns about the reporting on Weinstein,” he said.
“It was a personal moment of gut punch to me,” he said. “People that I thought would support that kind of reporting were actually very leery of it.”
And weeks ago when he did an interview on the HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher” he called for former President Bill Clinton to be investigated again on rape allegations.
“Could Bill Clinton, if he had done what he did in 1998, survive today — or would his own party have thrown him under the bus?” Maher said.
“I think that it is very important to interject that Bill Clinton is a different conversation,” Farrow said to the host.
“He has been credibly accused of rape. That has nothing to do with gray areas. I think that the Juanita Broaddrick claim has been overdue for revisiting,” he said.