`She Said' Wins the LA Press Club's Veritas Award

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - "She Said," the story of two New York Times reporters who broke the sexual harassment story of producer Harvey Weinstein, was named Thursday the winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's eighth annual Veritas Award.

The award recognizes the "best film based on or inspired by real events and people." Films are judged on "fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence," according to the Press Club.

"`She Said' shined light on the important work that journalists do and the hurdles and pressure they face," Los Angeles Press Club President Lisa Richwine said in a statement. "We hope it will inspire reporters to tackle tough stories."

The film traces the work of reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor as they delve into the sordid details of Weinstein's harassment of models and actresses and "shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood."

"It is such an honor for `She Said' to receive the Los Angeles Press Club's 2023 Veritas Award," screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz said in a statement. "With the award celebrating works of truth, it feels apt and brilliant that it is honoring the investigative journalism of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Their unstoppable pursuit of the truth was in turn made possible by the incredible bravery of those who spoke out. This amazing collective, together, tore down decades of silence and lies."

Previous winners of the Veritas Award are "Spotlight," "Hidden Figures," "The Post," "Green Book," "Bombshell," "The Trial of the Chicago 7" and "King Richard."

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