“This is the story of a group of sources who risked everything to expose the truth. It’s the story of how media and law enforcement and the world of private espionage protected a powerful and predatory man,” says Ronan Farrow in a new trailer “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes.” It’s also a story about survivors. Set to premiere on HBO July 12, the six-part docuseries takes viewers behind the scenes of interviews with whistleblowers, journalists, private investigators, and some of the many women Weinstein preyed upon that Farrow conducted for his podcast and book, “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.”
“Catch and Kill” revisits how Weinstein was finally taken down for sexual harassment, assault, and rape, and sees Farrow paying due to the “brave, strategic, and savvy” women who helped put their tormentor behind bars. “What happened to me shouldn’t happen to other women,” says Rowena Chiu, a former assistant at Weinstein’s company.
Interviewees featured in “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes” include Ambra Gutierrez, who secretly recorded Weinstein during an NYPD sting operation, and Zelda Perkins, one of the disgraced mogul’s former employees.