In a last-ditch attempt to bury a devastating exposé on him, once-dominant movie producer Harvey Weinstein attempted to use his friend Hillary Clinton to pressure investigative reporter Ronan Farrow into silence.
Farrow's upcoming book "Catch and Kill" details how Weinstein attempted to leverage his powerful connections to bury his reporting.
Before publishing his report on Weinstein, Farrow received an email from Clinton's publicist, Nick Merrill. Merrill's email called Farrow's work a "concern for us." (Insider)
In Farrow's upcoming book "Catch and Kill" — which The Hollywood Reporter obtained a preview copy of — the journalist reveals an email he received from Clinton's publicist, Nick Merrill, in 2017.
It came as he was working on his Weinstein exposé and trying to land an interview with Clinton for a different book he was writing on foreign policy.
In the email, Farrow said Merrill told him that the "big story" he was working on was a "concern for us."
Weinstein, a major Democratic Party donor, gave Clinton more than $26,000 in contributions since her initial Senate run in 2000, according to the Federal Election Commission.