Ronan Farrow appears in episode of Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

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Tina Fey's Netflix show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" often tackles social issues–especially female empowerment–in the silly, whimsical fashion Fey is known for. Addressing the #MeToo movement was no exception.

Netflix released the final episodes of the series on January 26. In an episode titled "Kimmy Is in a Love Square!," a very fictional story line involving sexual assault allegations against a puppet who is a powerful movie mogul, alludes to the very real allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Adding a surreal element, Ronan Farrow, the New Yorker journalist who helped expose Weinstein as a sexual predator, makes a guest appearance. Farrow, whose series on Weinstein garnerd him a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, plays himself in a scene during which he calls the character Tituss Andromedon on the phone to convince him to tell the story of how Mr. Frumpus, the puppet, harassed him during an audition.

In a tweet, Farrow says: "I did this because 1) Tina Fey is a magical wonder we're all lucky to have 2) @KimmySchmidt is funny as hell but also about trauma and abuse and I love them for doing an episode about the importance of sources talking. I donated my fee to RAINN [Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.]"

Farrow, son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, is a Bridgewater, CT native and was recently named one of Connecticut Magazine's 40 Under 40.

"The 2009 Yale Law School graduate is also responsible for taking down CBS chief Les Moonves and New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman. But as he tweeted on Dec. 30: 'My focus isn't on taking anyone down, but it is on uncovering hard truths.'

Farrow is also the author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence and was named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" for 2018," the magazine writes.

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" debuted in 2015 and stars Ellie Kemper as Kimmy, a woman who was trapped in a bunker for 12 years and emerges as a naive adult who moves to NYC with no job and no money. The show also stars Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Jon Hamm and Carol Kane.