His name is now linked to Harvey Weinstein. Ronan Farrow, 29, is the man by whom the offense came. The reporter conducted a lengthy investigation and obtained testimony from several actresses who have been raped or sexually harassed by the famous Hollywood producer. Since then, the case has expanded with new testimonies, including those of Léa Seydoux or Angelina Jolie. Who is behind this reporter that made her fight sexual harassment?
A complicated family history
Born in 1987, Ronan is the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. But he quickly cut ties with his famous father, when he leaves his mother to marry her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi, then 22 years old. Then Woody Allen is accused by his daughter Dylan Farrow, sexual assault as a child. The innocent trial the New York director, but Ronan Farrow not'll talk to her father. In 2016, in an article published by the "Hollywood Reporter", it reaffirms its support for his sister. "I remember being disturbed by the behavior of my father when I was 5 years: he climbed into bed with my sister at night and forced her to suck his thumb. "He also does not hesitate to condemn the overflow of kindness to Woody Allen, as during the Golden Globes in 2014 when the director received an award for his entire career, and his son tweeted: "I missed the tribute to Woody Allen. Have they talked of the day when a woman confirmed in public she was sexually assaulted at the age of 7 years before or after speaking to Annie Hall? "
Missed the Woody Allen tribute - Did They could share the WHERE a woman Publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after-Annie Hall?
- Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) January 13, 2014
For a long time, Ronan Farrow has been at the heart of rumors about its origins. Indeed, it is said is actually the son of Frank Sinatra, who was married to Mia Farrow. To end hearsay with humor, he tweeted in 2013: "Listen, we're all * possibly * the son of Frank Sinatra. "
A CV provided
At 29, Ronan Farrow has a well-stocked CV. The proof. He has a law degree, was spokesman of Unesco, advised Hillary Clinton at the US State Department, advocates for human rights and above all, exercises the journalist. He took advantage of his columns, and social networks to denounce, when he can, the actions of his father. The journalist plies on MSNBC and NBC, and works with major US newspapers. His investigation was to be aired on NBC, but he admits that the chain refused. It is ultimately the "New Yorker" who agrees to reveal the Weinstein case. Since then, the world press took over the scandal and many voices against these practices in Hollywood but also in all industries. A fourth woman announced she was raped, in Britain, where an investigation has been opened.