Mira Sorvino: I am 'terribly sorry' for working with Woody Allen

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Oscar victor Mira Sorvino has apologised to Woody Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow for working with the controversial director. Last year, Ellen Page shared a Facebook post expressing regret while in the last week, actors David Krumholtz and Greta Gerwig have also claimed to feel guilt over their films with Allen. "I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward". A hard aspect of the Time's Up and #MeToo movement in Hollywood is the fact that many who support it have been complicit in their own ways, whether it's through supporting predators in their work or staying silent.

Dylan Farrow claimed her adoptive father molested her when she was 7-years-old. The director denied the allegations made against him, the allegations were first surfaced in 1992 when Allen split from Mia Farrow. In his message, protagonist of powerful Aphrodite, directed by Allen, has moved his support to filmmaker's daughter and has assured him to create his version: "I send you my love and admiration for your courage".

Sorvino wrote she looked up to Allen as one of her heroes and called him talented, but there was no excuse for his alleged behavior. "I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress", she writes.

At the end of her letter, Sorvino called Farrow a "true hero".

Following the session, Sorvino briefly told the press that ever since directors Peter Jackson and Terry Zwigoff came out with their apologies about not considering Sorvino for roles per Weinstein's resistance, that "since those allegations or revelations there seems to be a lot of goodwill toward me in the entertainment business and I'm getting offers". "I am ashamed I did this", she wrote on Facebook. "But that is where we stand today".

"I know that standing with me against Woody Allen is not easy in this industry". To know that Farrow has published the details of her account and to still say "well, we can't really know" is disingenuous. They are trying to convince us they haven't made a choice, but in reality, they have made the choice not to believe Farrow. I think these questions are entirely fair. "We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined", Sorvino wrote. "I think it's wonderful to work for parody and equal pay, but we can not leave the voices of all the victims of abuse and harassment behind as we move forward to rise together". As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you."Sorvino was one of the first women in Hollywood to speak out about her experiences with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein". If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it. ...

You can read Sorvino's full letter at HuffPost.

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