Anthony Bourdain Helped Ronan Farrow Expose Harvey Weinstein
In Ronan Farrow’s new book Catch and Kill, the journalist revealed that the late-great celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, helped get the groundbreaking Harvey Weinstein exposé to the public.
As it’s been widely reported, Ronan initially took the story to NBC, but the network declined to publish it. That’s when Anthony stepped in and urged The New Yorker to run the piece, which ultimately went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Ronan and the publication.
The chef was dating actress Asia Argento at the time, who eventually told the reporter that Harvey sexually assaulted her.
Anthony wrote to magazine editor David Remnick and told him that Harvey’s behavior was disgusting and that it was long overdue to expose him. Therefore, he should print the story.
“I am not a religious man,” Anthony wrote to David. “But I pray you have the strength to run this story.”
As we all know, the story helped spark the #MeToo movement and an entire culture shift that will be felt for generations to come.
Anthony, sadly, died by suicide last summer. We miss him everyday.
H/T: Page Six