UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S WALLACE HOUSE PRESENTS
The Weinstein Effect: Breaking the Stories That Spurred a Movement
STREAMING: Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m
In October 2017, The New Yorker published reporter Ronan Farrow’s exposé detailing the first on-the-record accounts of alleged assault and rape by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, followed by a series of pieces on the systems that enabled him.
Farrow’s investigation helped spur a worldwide movement that redefined our cultural and institutional responses to sexual harassment and assault. Word of Weinstein’s abusive behavior had circulated among Hollywood and media circles for years.
In 2002, the acclaimed author and New Yorker media writer, Ken Auletta published a deeply reported profile detailing the powerful producer’s threats and intimidation tactics, but he could not get any of the women alleging sexual assault to go on the record. What changed—in Hollywood, in media, in society—to make 2017 such a turning point?
On Tuesday, at 6 p.m., the University of Michigan’s Wallace House presents an evening with Auletta and Farrow at Rackham Auditorium in Ann Arbor, as they discuss their individual attempts to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein and how reporters ultimately stood together in confronting one of the biggest stories in recent memory.
Detroit Public TV is partnering with Wallace House to offer the livestream of this talk. The event is produced with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.