You can put Mira Sorvino‘s name on the growing list of actresses who regret working with Woody Allen.
Months after becoming one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, the 50-year-old actress vowed to never work with the Annie Hall director again in an open letter addressed to his daughter Dylan Farrow.
Allen has long denied Dylan’s allegations that he molested her when she was 7 years old. Despite a Connecticut prosecutor saying there was probable cause for a criminal case, the filmmaker was never charged — and Dylan has been fighting for support to this day.
Now in the dawn of the Time’s Up movement, she’s finally getting it. In a piece for the Huffington Post, Sorvino explained that she believes Dylan and stands by her “gratitude and solidarity.”
The actress, who won an Oscar for her role in Allen’s (Weinstein-produced) film Mighty Aphrodite, also confessed to turning a blind eye on Dylan’s abuse allegations when working on the 1995 film.
Apologizing for swallowing “the media’s portrayal” of the allegations against Allen as “an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him,” Sorvino wrote:
“I am so sorry, Dylan! I cannot begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you. As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you. I am so, so sorry!”
Though she called Mighty Aphrodite a “dream role,” Sorvino admitted we are in the dawn of a new day where “everything must be re-examined,” adding:
“Even if you love someone, if you learn they may have committed these despicable acts, they must be exposed and condemned, and this exposure must have consequences. I will never work with him again.”
As for her relationship with the polarizing filmmaker, Sorvino said she and Allen were “friendly, though not close” during filming, continuing:
“In no way did he ever overstep his bounds with me; I never personally experienced what has now been described as inappropriate behavior toward young girls. But this does not excuse my turning a blind eye to your story simply because I wanted desperately for it not to be so.”
Now, that’s a damn near perfect response — and Dylan agrees! The activist thanked Sorvino for standing beside her, responding on Twitter:
@MiraSorvino, I am overwhelmed and my gratitude to you cannot be expressed sufficiently in words. This letter is beautiful and I will carry your words with me. Your courage has been boundless and your activism an example for us all. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. https://t.co/8U73mb2twD
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dylan Farrow (@realdylanfarrow) January 11, 2018
Sorvino isn’t the first former Allen ingenue to stand against the filmmaker. Earlier this week, Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, who starred in an Allen’s 2012 romance To Rome With Love, announced she would not work with the director again.
You can read the Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion star’s entire letter HERE.
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