Activist, journalist, lawyer, Ronan Farrow attends the Forbes Under 30 Summit. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

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The Son of Hollywood Who Helped Bring Down Weinstein

Ronan Farrow opens up about his family background, Harvey Weinstein and what’s next.

Ronan Farrow, the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, is one of the reporters who revealed the three decades worth of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. His Oct. 10 exposé for The New Yorker upended the town’s historic casting-couch culture and spurred on a movement that has toppled high-powered men from their coveted Hollywood positions. Farrow is a Rhodes scholar who graduated from Bard College at only 15-years-old. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Farrow does not dispute the effect that his family history of alleged sexual abuse had on him personally and professionally. His older sister, Dylan Farrow, accused their father of molesting her when she was 7-years-old. “You see early in life with that kind of a family background the way in which the most powerful men in America wield power for good and for ill. And probably, yes, the family background made me someone who understood the abuse of power from an early age,” he told THR. For the Weinstein story, which took a year of reporting, Farrow interviewed more than 300 people. Sources say he’s close to a multiyear HBO deal that will include an investigative component. He has joined the contributing staff of The New Yorker and is finishing a book about foreign policy, which will be published in April. Despite all this fame, he resists casting himself as the journalistic hero of the #MeToo movement.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter