Catch and Kill

Catch and Kill

Lies, Spies, and A Conspiracy to Protect Predators

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In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316486637
Branch Call Number: 331.4133 F249
Characteristics: xvi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Catch & kill


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LPL_SarahM Nov 12, 2019

Absolutely stellar reporting from Ronan Farrow regarding the repulsive actions of Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and others. Paints quite a picture about how our media, Hollywood moguls, and politics are all intertwined. The mountains Farrow had to climb to get these stories published is astonishing... Pultizer was well deserved.

Nov 10, 2019

A page-turner! I couldn't put this book down. This is a very important book, based on Farrow's reporting in the New Yorker, about how powerful men (Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, NBC executives and others) used their underlings, spy firms, lawyers, non-disclosure agreements, threats, and all manor of pressure and bullying to intimidate victims and reporters, to get away with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. Do read this book.

Nov 08, 2019

I have to force myself to put this book down from time to time because I have to process all the names, actions, people, places and anger before I continue. Anger that Harvey Weinstein was allowed to harass, rape and ruin his victims lives while he continued to make $$$ and be more and more powerful in entertainment world. Anger at all the people who covered up for him. Anger at NBC for killing the story Ronan was working on and letting him twist in the wind. Anger at all the men(fellow actors, writers, producers, directors) who knew what was going on and didn't say one word to support their female peers who were being violently raped and then scared into signing NDA's and HW ruining their careers at the same time.
YAY Ronan Farrow for having the balls to stick to the story at his own personal risk, losing his job in the process, putting himself in legal jeopardy(his Dad used some of same initimidation factors that HW did) and I wish him much success.
HW hasn't even gone to trial yet. With his team of lawyers he will probably get a slap on the wrist if all the charges aren't dropped by then. He hired investigators trained by the Israeli Mossad to ruin the lives of victims who spoke up about assaults again them. Kudos to brave women who spoke up against him so as to prevent these vicious assaults from happening in the future.

Nov 06, 2019

A page turner despite being non-fiction. Ronan Farrow’s superb writing style makes it read like fiction and the reader has to constantly remind him/her self that it is non-fiction with the “huge cast of characters”.

But bottom line: sadly this non-fiction reality will never be resolved.

debwalker Oct 04, 2019

And the threats continue.......


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