This Must-See Documentary Examines How Ronan Farrow Helped Bring Down Harvey Weinstein

Trigger Warning: This article contains information about sexual assault which may be triggering for some. Please read with caution and exercise self-care. 

In October 2017, the world learned the truth about Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein, and his decades of appalling sexual wrongdoings perpetrated against over 80 women during the course of his career.

The former Miramax mogul, who is now serving 23 years in prison, was brought down by twin exposés — one run by journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Toohey for The New York Times, the other written by Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker.

All three journalists won Pulitzer Prizes for their efforts.

In June, it was announced that Universal Pictures was in early development for a film exploring Twohey and Kantor’s story with production expected to begin later in 2021. Unorthodox director Maria Schrader will direct, with Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan in the roles of the two journos.

Farrow documented his, often-nail biting, mission to expose Weinstein in his 2019 book: Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators and further in a podcast of the same name. 

Now, a six-part, half-hour documentary series brings to life Farrow’s intimate, revealing interviews with whistle-blowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources, conducted for his bestselling book.

Directed by Emmy winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes will premiere two episodes on July 13, 2021, on BINGE, with double episodes streaming weekly.

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes follows the investigation of Harvey Weinstein and explores the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes, expanding on the podcast and the book, with never-before-seen footage and new insights into this culture-shaking story. With fresh perspectives and detail — not just on the harrowing effort to expose one powerful predator, but on the systems that help cover up terrible crimes to this day — there are revelations in this series that may surprise even those familiar with the reporting.

On March 11, 2020, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced in New York to 23 years in prison for sex crimes. Aged 67 at the time of his sentencing, he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The movie producer, who was convicted of committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree and third-degree rape, will serve 20 years for the felony attack on Miriam Haley, who testified Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006. He will also serve three years for the rape of Jessica Mann, an aspiring actress who testified he forced himself on her at a hotel in 2013.

On June 16, 2021, it was announced that he will be extradited to California, where he faces 11 counts of sexual assault after being indicted by an L.A. grand jury.

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes will premiere two episodes on July 13, 2021, only on BINGE.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence National Help Line on 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or head to The Australian Human Rights Commission for a list of state by state resources.

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