Mia Farrow Was Scared For Son Ronan Farrow’s Safety During Weinstein Investigation
The near seven month long research Ronan Farrow was doing to uncover the countless amount of sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein was grueling, and his mother Mia Farrow has since revealed that she was scared for his safety during these months.
“He shared enough of what he was uncovering for me to be increasingly concerned for his safety,” Mia told The Hollywood Reporter. “But he knew and I knew that it was a moral issue. He had to continue, even when that meant putting a lot on the line.”
Ronan shared that he noticed “mysterious men” following him and was approached by an undercover female Black Cube agent — the same agent who approached Rose McGowan posing as a women’s rights advocate. He also claimed to have received threatening phone calls since launching his takedown of the disgraced mogul, but soldiered on.
“There were a number of people who did tell me, ‘Look, you’ve got to drop this, this is causing too many speed bumps for you,’” Ronan shared. “Harvey Weinstein reveals how the most powerful men in this country have tendrils into every kind of institution. That is one reason why I switched agencies.”
“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 said.
“I had to decide over the course of the previous year, as my sister was stalwart in her commitment to reiterating her allegations, what I was going to do about it … I was cornered into looking at all the evidence and realizing, ‘Oh s—t, this is credible, this is real, I can’t avoid this,’” he said. “It put me in a position where I felt it would have been unethical for me to not respond. And the intensity of the backlash I got gave me some understanding of what many survivors were up against.”