Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Nightmare

“How the pop star’s father and a team of lawyers seized control of her life—and have held on to it for thirteen years.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jul 3, 2021
Length: 44 minutes (11,150 words)

The Black Cube Chronicles

While investigating allegations of sexual-assault against Harvey Weinstein, Ronan Farrow was surveilled by an Israeli private-intelligence agency called Black Cube. Agents from Black Cube tried to get close with Farrow and other journalists looking into Weinstein — as well as several women who were planning on coming forward with their stories — in an attempt to suppress the allegations. An excerpt from Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 7, 2019
Length: 42 minutes (10,500 words)

Private Mossad for Hire

Social media and poor governmental supervision have made American elections a target for a new aggressive breed of private Israeli intelligence firm, whose job is to manipulate reality.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Feb 18, 2019
Length: 34 minutes (8,629 words)

Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Meticulous reporting from Ronan Farrow on allegations from six women who say they experienced unwanted sexual advances from Les Moonves, the chairman and C.E.O. of CBS Corporation. In addition, 30 current and former CBS employees described experiences of “harassment, gender discrimination, or retaliation at the network.”

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jul 27, 2018
Length: 36 minutes (9,000 words)

Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse

Eric Schneiderman, as the head of law enforcement in New York State, used his position of power to become a voice for the #MeToo movement. But behind closed doors, his treatment of women was abusive and physically disturbing. Schneiderman resigned three hours after this story was published.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 11, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,100 words)

Ronan Farrow to Loyola Marymount’s Class of 2018: ‘Trust That Inner Voice’

In his inspiring commencement address to Loyola Marymount University’s Class of 2018, Ronan Farrow — fresh off his Pulitzer Prize win for his work on the Harvey Weinstein #MeToo story — opens up about the fear an uncertainty that dogged him before his story in the New Yorker broke. “I was heartbroken, and I was scared, and I had no idea if I was doing the right thing,” he writes, before advising the graduates that in moments of uncertainty, they should heed their convictions.

Source: Ladders
Published: May 7, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,092 words)

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

The story deepens. Harvey Weinstein hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track journalists and his accusers in an attempt to quash sexual abuse allegations made against him.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Nov 6, 2017
Length: 21 minutes (5,300 words)

From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

The culmination of a 10-month investigation, Ronan Farrow’s piece in The New Yorker tells the stories of 13 women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, including three who said he raped them. Their stories are supported by interviews with 16 current and former executives and assistants at Weinstein’s companies.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 31 minutes (7,850 words)