ISBN 9780525560364, 052556036X
Trade Paperback | 320 pages
The instant New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse
“An instant classic of investigative journalism…’All the President’s Men’ for the Me Too era.”—Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post
For years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion.
After the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017, women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change—or not enough? Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up—for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.