New York Times, New Yorker Share Pulitzer Prize for Harvey Weinstein Bombshells

The New York Times and the New Yorker shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for their bombshell reporting about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and multiple accusations of sexual misconduct over the course of several decades.

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s October Times story, followed days later by Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker report detailing more accusations of harassment and even assault, had an almost immediate impact on both Weinstein’s studio and Hollywood more generally.

Within a month, more than 80 women stepped forward with accusations of misconduct against the Oscar-winning mogul — who was quickly fired by The Weinstein Company, the film and TV company he founded with his brother, Bob, and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy. Last month, The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of the scandal.

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Prosecutors in London, New York and Los Angeles are also weighing filing criminal charges against Weinstein, who has consistently denied engaging in any non-consensual sex.

The Times’ and New Yorker’s reporter also sparked a widespread reckoning in Hollywood, as other women (and men) began reporting accusations of misconduct by stars such as Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose as well as film and TV executives accused of abusing their authority.

The resulting #MeToo movement has also spread to non-entertainment industries as well as politics.

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The Pulitzer committee cited the Times and the New Yorker “for explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including accusations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.”

The Times also shared the national reporting prize with The Washington Post for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and for editorial cartooning for work by freelancers Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan.

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The New York Times and the New Yorker shared the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for their bombshell reporting about movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and multiple accusations of sexual misconduct over the course of several decades.

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s October Times story, followed days later by Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker report detailing more accusations of harassment and even assault, had an almost immediate impact on both Weinstein’s studio and Hollywood more generally.

Within a month, more than 80 women stepped forward with accusations of misconduct against the Oscar-winning mogul — who was quickly fired by The Weinstein Company, the film and TV company he founded with his brother, Bob, and expelled from the Motion Picture Academy. Last month, The Weinstein Company filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of the scandal.

Prosecutors in London, New York and Los Angeles are also weighing filing criminal charges against Weinstein, who has consistently denied engaging in any non-consensual sex.

The Times’ and New Yorker’s reporter also sparked a widespread reckoning in Hollywood, as other women (and men) began reporting accusations of misconduct by stars such as Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and CBS News anchor Charlie Rose as well as film and TV executives accused of abusing their authority.

The resulting #MeToo movement has also spread to non-entertainment industries as well as politics.

The Pulitzer committee cited the Times and the New Yorker “for explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including accusations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, bringing them to account for long-suppressed allegations of coercion, brutality and victim silencing, thus spurring a worldwide reckoning about sexual abuse of women.”

The Times also shared the national reporting prize with The Washington Post for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 election, and for editorial cartooning for work by freelancers Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan.

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Ben Affleck Responds to New Yorker Fat-Shaming Article: ‘Thick Skin Bolstered by Garish Tattoos’

Ben Affleck has responded to a recent New Yorker article discussing the current physique of the actor.

“I’m doing just fine,” Affleck wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.”

@NewYorker I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.

— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) March 29, 2018

Following an internet frenzy over Affleck’s universally ridiculed back tattoo, the New Yorker ran a piece on Friday titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck,” which discusses the movie star’s “gut pooching outward” in paparazzi photos taken on the set of his new film “Triple Frontier.”

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Comparing his body to that of animated donut fan Homer Simpson, the piece is a meditation on the unflattering photo and zeroes in on its many minute details.

“A blue-gray towel is wrapped protectively around his midsection-recalling a shy teen at the local pool. Staring at the water before him, his gaze obscure and empty, Affleck is a defeated Roman senator,” wrote the New Yorker’s Naomi Fry.

The post has been dragged as body-shaming, cruel and mocking of a person who openly struggles with addiction. Even worse, insipid and beneath the publication’s standards.

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“It is the most mean-spirited article I’ve read in a long time. He has struggled with alcohol addiction which you managed to leave out. So low-level, I will not be subscribing to the New Yorker – ever,” wrote one Twitter user.

“[This] seemed to have no other point than to body-shame a person who feels depressed. A low moment for anything resembling journalism,” wrote another.

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Ben Affleck has responded to a recent New Yorker article discussing the current physique of the actor.

“I’m doing just fine,” Affleck wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.”

Following an internet frenzy over Affleck’s universally ridiculed back tattoo, the New Yorker ran a piece on Friday titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck,” which discusses the movie star’s “gut pooching outward” in paparazzi photos taken on the set of his new film “Triple Frontier.”

Comparing his body to that of animated donut fan Homer Simpson, the piece is a meditation on the unflattering photo and zeroes in on its many minute details.

“A blue-gray towel is wrapped protectively around his midsection-recalling a shy teen at the local pool. Staring at the water before him, his gaze obscure and empty, Affleck is a defeated Roman senator,” wrote the New Yorker’s Naomi Fry.

The post has been dragged as body-shaming, cruel and mocking of a person who openly struggles with addiction. Even worse, insipid and beneath the publication’s standards.

“It is the most mean-spirited article I’ve read in a long time. He has struggled with alcohol addiction which you managed to leave out. So low-level, I will not be subscribing to the New Yorker – ever,” wrote one Twitter user.

“[This] seemed to have no other point than to body-shame a person who feels depressed. A low moment for anything resembling journalism,” wrote another.

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Time’s Up Demands ‘Independent Investigation’ of NY District Attorney Over Failure to Prosecute Harvey Weinstein

Time’s Up, the woman’s advocacy and legal organization targeting sexual harassment in the workplace, is demanding that New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance be investigated for his failure to prosecute Harvey Weinstein after being presented with evidence of Weinstein’s sexual crimes.

“Time’s Up, a global organization dedicated to ending workplace sexual harassment and abuse, calls on the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, to launch an independent investigation of the New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, and the office of the District Attorney to determine the facts related to the decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein for sexual abuse crimes against one of his accusers, Ambra Battilana,” reads the opening statement to a letter the group sent to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

The letter was first provided to and published by New York Magazine’s The Cut on Sunday.

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“Reports that District Attorney Cyrus Vance could have been improperly influenced by Mr. Weinstein and/or his representatives, and that senior officials within the DA’s office may have sought to intimidate Battilana are particularly disturbing and merit investigation,” the organization adds.

The issue at hand for the organization concerns Vance’s response to a 2015 NYPD audio recording of Weinstein pressuring Battilana for sex, and admitting that he had groped her in the past. This audio recording was one of the most arresting revelations in Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece originally exposing Weinstein’s behavior.

According to Farrow, police sources at the time were angry at Vance’s decision not to use the audio to make a case against Weinstein.

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“We had the evidence,” a police source involved with the Battilana investigation told Farrow. “It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.”

In a statement at the time, Vance defended his office’s conduct.

“This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit, they said. “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.”

Neither Vance’s office or Times Up were immediately available for comment Monday morning.

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Time’s Up, the woman’s advocacy and legal organization targeting sexual harassment in the workplace, is demanding that New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance be investigated for his failure to prosecute Harvey Weinstein after being presented with evidence of Weinstein’s sexual crimes.

“Time’s Up, a global organization dedicated to ending workplace sexual harassment and abuse, calls on the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, to launch an independent investigation of the New York County District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, and the office of the District Attorney to determine the facts related to the decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein for sexual abuse crimes against one of his accusers, Ambra Battilana,” reads the opening statement to a letter the group sent to New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

The letter was first provided to and published by New York Magazine’s The Cut on Sunday.

“Reports that District Attorney Cyrus Vance could have been improperly influenced by Mr. Weinstein and/or his representatives, and that senior officials within the DA’s office may have sought to intimidate Battilana are particularly disturbing and merit investigation,” the organization adds.

The issue at hand for the organization concerns Vance’s response to a 2015 NYPD audio recording of Weinstein pressuring Battilana for sex, and admitting that he had groped her in the past. This audio recording was one of the most arresting revelations in Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece originally exposing Weinstein’s behavior.

According to Farrow, police sources at the time were angry at Vance’s decision not to use the audio to make a case against Weinstein.

“We had the evidence,” a police source involved with the Battilana investigation told Farrow. “It’s a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time.”

In a statement at the time, Vance defended his office’s conduct.

“This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit, they said. “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.”

Neither Vance’s office or Times Up were immediately available for comment Monday morning.

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Magazine World’s Ellie Awards Honor Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein Probes As New Yorker, New York And GQ Win Big

Ronan Farrow’s investigations of Harvey Weinstein received the magazine world’s highest honor, the Ellie Award, and the publisher of them, The New Yorker, joined New York and GQ as the only winners of multiple trophies.
In a lunchtime ceremony hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon, the 53rd annual Ellies (known for the elephant-shaped statuettes that go to the winners) recognized four magazines for General Excellence. Those top prizes went to The New Yorker (its seventh General…

Ronan Farrow’s investigations of Harvey Weinstein received the magazine world’s highest honor, the Ellie Award, and the publisher of them, The New Yorker, joined New York and GQ as the only winners of multiple trophies. In a lunchtime ceremony hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon, the 53rd annual Ellies (known for the elephant-shaped statuettes that go to the winners) recognized four magazines for General Excellence. Those top prizes went to The New Yorker (its seventh General…

MSNBC Mostly Ignores Former Star Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker Exposé on Trump, Playboy Playmate

Morning Joe gave @RonanFarrow story a mention at 7:47 a.m and promised more coverage on MSNBC throughout the day — network has totally ignored since then, per TVeyes search pic.twitter.com/VnzGN3sOvv

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 16, 2018

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, co-host Mika Brzezinski teased a New Yorker exposé by former network star Ronan Farrow in which former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal said she had a nine-month affair with Donald Trump and that American Media Inc. paid her for the story but never published it.

“The article tells of ‘one woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair,’” said Brzezinski. “We’ll be following up on his reporting here on ‘Morning Joe’ and MSNBC will have coverage on this story throughout the day.”

But that promise was fake news. “Morning Joe” did not revisit the story later in the program — and the network itself hadn’t touched it through roughly 5 p.m. ET, according to the television monitoring service TVeyes.

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It’s unclear why “Morning Joe” abandoned the story or why it didn’t make air again on Friday. An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

Late Friday afternoon, after TheWrap had contacted MSNBC for this story, “Deadline: White House” host Nicolle Wallace did briefly mention McDougal — as well as another Trump accuser, former porn star Stormy Daniels — but without offering detail or naming the New Yorker or Farrow.

The piece received significantly more coverage at CNN, with mentions on “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” “At This Hour With Kate Bolduan,” “CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin,” and “New Day.”

Fox News also mostly ignored the story on its airwaves, with just one mention, per TVeyes, on “Fox & Friends.”

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Ronan Farrow was once a star on MSNBC, but his relationship with the channel noticeably soured after his first New Yorker story last October detailing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein.

Farrow had initially prepared the piece to run on NBC and the former primetime host had completed months of research by the time the network told him to abandon the project.

Farrow ultimately shopped the piece to the New Yorker, which published the article widely credited with helping to ignite the #MeToo movement.

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His latest New Yorker scoop, published early Friday morning, detailed McDougal’s claims of an extramarital affair with Trump roughly two years into his marriage with third wife Melania Trump (and coinciding with the time Daniels has said she was seeing the then-mogul and reality TV Star).

Through a White House spokesperson, Trump has denied having an affair with McDougal.

McDougal also said National Enquirer owner AMI paid her $150,000 in August 2016 for exclusive rights to her story but never published it; AMI CEO David Pecker has described himself a good friend of the president’s.

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On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, co-host Mika Brzezinski teased a New Yorker exposé by former network star Ronan Farrow in which former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal said she had a nine-month affair with Donald Trump and that American Media Inc. paid her for the story but never published it.

“The article tells of ‘one woman’s account of clandestine meetings, financial transactions and legal pacts designed to hide an extramarital affair,'” said Brzezinski. “We’ll be following up on his reporting here on ‘Morning Joe’ and MSNBC will have coverage on this story throughout the day.”

But that promise was fake news. “Morning Joe” did not revisit the story later in the program — and the network itself hadn’t touched it through roughly 5 p.m. ET, according to the television monitoring service TVeyes.

It’s unclear why “Morning Joe” abandoned the story or why it didn’t make air again on Friday. An MSNBC spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.

Late Friday afternoon, after TheWrap had contacted MSNBC for this story, “Deadline: White House” host Nicolle Wallace did briefly mention McDougal — as well as another Trump accuser, former porn star Stormy Daniels — but without offering detail or naming the New Yorker or Farrow.

The piece received significantly more coverage at CNN, with mentions on “The Lead With Jake Tapper,” “At This Hour With Kate Bolduan,” “CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin,” and “New Day.”

Fox News also mostly ignored the story on its airwaves, with just one mention, per TVeyes, on “Fox & Friends.”

Ronan Farrow was once a star on MSNBC, but his relationship with the channel noticeably soured after his first New Yorker story last October detailing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein.

Farrow had initially prepared the piece to run on NBC and the former primetime host had completed months of research by the time the network told him to abandon the project.

Farrow ultimately shopped the piece to the New Yorker, which published the article widely credited with helping to ignite the #MeToo movement.

His latest New Yorker scoop, published early Friday morning, detailed McDougal’s claims of an extramarital affair with Trump roughly two years into his marriage with third wife Melania Trump (and coinciding with the time Daniels has said she was seeing the then-mogul and reality TV Star).

Through a White House spokesperson, Trump has denied having an affair with McDougal.

McDougal also said National Enquirer owner AMI paid her $150,000 in August 2016 for exclusive rights to her story but never published it; AMI CEO David Pecker has described himself a good friend of the president’s.

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Ronan Farrow’s Trump-Affair Bombshell: Conservative Twitter Is All, ‘But Bill Clinton…’

Donald Trump had a nine-month affair with Karen McDougal in 2006 — two years into his marriage to Melania Trump — Ronan Farrow wrote in a blockbuster New Yorker article published early Friday. The bombshell piece has the Internet abuzz — and split.

Though the left is enjoying the “gotcha” moment, conservative Twitter is somewhat unfazed by the story, with reactions ranging from “Who cares” to “Fake news!” to our favorite: “But Bill Clinton…”

Read some of the most predictable posts from right-leaning social media users below.

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Dear Ronan Farrow here’s something that you really need to investigate. @RonanFarrow don’t be a hypocrite. @atensnut is a victim. pic.twitter.com/IXGfEAVhxv

— Follow PatriotsForTrump???????? on Instagram (@TheMAGAMovement) February 16, 2018

Ronan Farrow didn’t ‘find’ anything between the Clinton’s, huh. How about Barry’s behavior in his Chicago days? No? Bueller?

That’s why I just don’t care about this. No more progressive media jerkweeds holding others to a different standard. Sick of it. https://t.co/I1g421jXrG

— Just Sham ???????? (@itsShamsFault) February 16, 2018

This story of Playmate Karen McDougal was out before the election and The Enquirer buried it, but the real media knew. I remember seeing this image last year and even tweeted about it because it was funny seeing Clinton & Melania in the shot ???? ‘Ronan Farrow’ #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/XeynKGEqKK

— Truthtalker (@Brotatopics) February 16, 2018

If only enough people cared about infidelity and sexual predation back in the 90s, we wouldn’t have Ronan Farrow breaking news about the current president’s alleged affair with Karen McDougal today. #FlashbackFriday #FoodForThought #RonanFarrow pic.twitter.com/A7pedZuV2s

— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) February 16, 2018

So it’s remarkable how Bill Clinton can do whatever he wants and sails on through with no Ronan Farrow to investigate. Remarkable. Or expected?

— Jesse smith (@jessefromwi) February 16, 2018

Sorry, “Ronan Farrow” but we learned during the @BillClinton Administration:

“Character doesn’t matter.”
“It’s just sex.”
“These are bimbo eruptions.”
“This is part of a vast Left-Wing conspiracy.”
“Drag a $100 through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll get.”

— JMurray829 (@jmurray829) February 16, 2018

Hey Ronan Farrow. Saw your hit piece about Karen McDougal today.
Just wondering when you (or ANY reporter) are going to work on the release of the list of sexual harassment payments regarding those offenders who committed those offenses while in office.
Memba that list? #MAGA pic.twitter.com/aRkTNe4mSu

— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) February 16, 2018

I’m sure the CIA/FBI and Fusion GPS just overlooked this one. Boy are we lucky to have you guys feed us tabloid headlines daily. What would I think with out @kylegriffin1 to rape my senses every morning? Bill Clinton is a rapist and the FBI spied for Obama, but you chose this pic.twitter.com/E0i3khJ4uL

— Bad Lieutenant (@themefromajackl) February 16, 2018

So Ronan Farrow is trending because he wrote a little piece about an alleged affair and the left says “Trump’s a terrible person and husband, poor Melania.” But they never criticize Bill Clinton for his adultery that ended his presidency or you know all of the RAPE.

— RussianBot1983 (@RussianBot1983) February 16, 2018

Funny how the left didn’t care about Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse allegations but now they obsess over unsubstantiated old tales of consensual affairs of Trump before elected President.

Liberalism & Voyeurism are both mental disorders. #FlashbackFriday
Ronan Farrow
McDougal

— CC (@ChristiChat) February 16, 2018

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In Farrow’s expose, McDougal confirmed a Wall Street Journal report from shortly before the 2016 election that she was paid $150,000 by National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. for the account of her account of an affair she had with a “then-married man.”

According to the New Yorker, that  “then-married man” was Donald Trump, then a real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

A White House spokesperson denied the affair in a statement to the New Yorker: “This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”

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Donald Trump had a nine-month affair with Karen McDougal in 2006 — two years into his marriage to Melania Trump — Ronan Farrow wrote in a blockbuster New Yorker article published early Friday. The bombshell piece has the Internet abuzz — and split.

Though the left is enjoying the “gotcha” moment, conservative Twitter is somewhat unfazed by the story, with reactions ranging from “Who cares” to “Fake news!” to our favorite: “But Bill Clinton…”

Read some of the most predictable posts from right-leaning social media users below.

In Farrow’s expose, McDougal confirmed a Wall Street Journal report from shortly before the 2016 election that she was paid $150,000 by National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. for the account of her account of an affair she had with a “then-married man.”

According to the New Yorker, that  “then-married man” was Donald Trump, then a real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

A White House spokesperson denied the affair in a statement to the New Yorker: “This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”

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Imperative Entertainment Lands David Grann New Yorker Article ‘The White Darkness’

Imperative Entertainment has optioned rights to The White Darkness, a survival drama based on an article that David Grann wrote in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce.
It puts them back in business with Grann: Before it made the Ridley Scott-directed All the Money in the World, Imperative put itself on the map by paying $5 million for Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. The…

Imperative Entertainment has optioned rights to The White Darkness, a survival drama based on an article that David Grann wrote in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Imperative's Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will produce. It puts them back in business with Grann: Before it made the Ridley Scott-directed All the Money in the World, Imperative put itself on the map by paying $5 million for Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. The…