Ken Auletta on "Hollywood Ending" and the fall of Harvey Weinstein
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is serving a 23-year-prison sentence for rape
and other acts of sexual assault – crimes first exposed in The New York Times.
Journalist Ken Auletta tried to break that story in 2002 while working on a profile of Weinstein for The New Yorker magazine.
"I described his brutal behavior, verbally and physically, in
terms of fist fights and wrestling matches with people," Auletta said.
"But I couldn't nail him on what I believed he was also guilty of, which was abusing women sexually.
Correspondent Lesley Stahl asked, "Would you say that catching Harvey Weinstein became an obsession with you?"
"I had a
-obsession," Auletta replied. "I wanted to expose the guy, sure."
His semi-obsession grew, even after Weinstein was caught.