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Ronan Farrow

Catch and Kill

Nonfiction | Book | Adult | Published in 2019

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Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is the central figure in Catch and Kill. He is the reporter who uncovers the patterns of abuse by various media figures. His reporting is essential is revealing the truth about these figures to the wider public. Farrow is driven by complex emotions and a past experience of sexual abuse in his family. His sister Dylan accused their father Woody Allen of sexually abusing her as a child, and Farrow worries that he was not supportive enough of Dylan at the time. His desire to share the stories of survivors of sexual abuse is based partly on his desire to compensate for this error in his past and partly on his desire to expose the true nature of the industry which covered up these crimes for so long.

Farrow is an intensely ethical person. His past as a lawyer helps him navigate the litany of accusations Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers sends at him. He balances his knowledge of the law, his professional ethics, and his internal moral sense of right and wrong. Adamant that the stories of survivors need to be published, Farrow risks his career and his safety to do so. He does not back down in the face of threats to his well-being or his career.

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