Author: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Narrators: Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, and Rebecca Lowman
Started: November 16, 2022
Finished: November 18, 2022
On October 5, 2017, the New York Times ran an article detailing how Harvey Weinstein, famed movie producer, sexually harassed females who met him for roles in movies as well as those young females who worked for his company. There had always been rumors of his treatment of those women but no one was ever willing to come forward…until now. The journalists covering the story, Kantor and Twohey, interview women they believe have been victimized by the producer and discover a paper of payments and ultra-restricting NDAs. When the scandal finally made its way to the public, the authors are contacted by someone else…a woman who claimed she had been assaulted by a Supreme Court nominee when they were in high school. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is made to testify before Congress about the intimate details of her life and that night in high school. These cases helped empower the #MeToo movement created by Tarana Burke and people shared their own stories of harassment and assault to show that it happened to everyone.
The story is narrated in part by the authors and another young woman named Rebecca Lowman who did a wonderful job in telling the story of so many women and never taking away from the story. It was amazing to hear these stories finally come to light. If you are interested in reading the original article, please click here. If you have been a victim of sexual assault or harassment, please know there is help. You can reach out to National Sexual Assault Hotline for help reaching those you need.