Farrow Lands Plum Deal; Women, None

HBO confirmed on Thursday that it’s finalized a three-year deal with Farrow. He will develop and front a series of investigative documentary specials. Farrow, along with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at the New York Times, has been one of the leading journalists uncovering the depths of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual assault and abuse, and the web of publicists, lawyers, and spies who helped keep Weinstein’s misdeeds out of the public eye. Those stories ran in The New Yorker, where Farrow is a contributor, rather than NBC, which stonewalled the story before ultimately killing it. But it’s ironic that the highest-profile beneficiary of a debate around the treatment of women has been a famous man. The news also comes amid almost no word of new job opportunities for the women who first came forward to speak out against Weinstein. Nor of plum deals for the Times’s Kantor and Twohey, who broke their story before Farrow broke his.

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