Actress Sorvino doesn't want Me Too movement to lose focus

Actress Sorvino doesn't want Me Too movement to lose focus

The actress worked with the disgraced director on his latest movie A Rainy Day In New York as well as 2008's Vicky Christina Barcelona, and has since donated her entire salary from the latter to the Time's Up initiative.

Mira revealed previous year that she had spurned sexual advances from producer Harvey Weinstein. Dylan, now 32, has alleged for years that Allen molested her when she was 7, an allegation that the director denies. He was never charged, although a CT prosecutor said there was probable cause.

But after "reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow's statements" she regretted her decision - and chose to give her entire salary to the Time's Up initiative! "I can't stand the idea that I or any other woman has suffered in their life multiple times", said Sorvino, who was the only woman on stage during the Condor session. As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you.

"I am so sorry, Dylan!" the actress wrote. "There have been some fearless and bold women who have taken a stand with and for me in the past few days", she wrote. She also called out actresses including Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Greta Gerwig for working with Allen despite her allegations and supporting him or deflecting questions whenever the issue has been brought up with them by members of the press.

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On Wednesday, Sorvino published an open letter to Dylan Farrow in the Huffington Post, apologizing for working with her adoptive father, Woody Allen, on the film "Mighty Aphrodite".

Sorvino goes on to credit Farrow's brother, journalist Ronan Farrow for giving her the impetus to seek out, " publicly available details of the case I had ruefully never known of, which made me begin to feel the evidence strongly supported your story".

In the letter Sorvino writes that she regrets letting her admiration for the filmmaker's work to influence her willingness to overlook Farrows claims for many years. The cognitive dissonance, the denial and cowardice that spare us painful truths and prevent us from acting in defense of innocent victims while allowing "beloved" individuals to continue their heinous behavior must be jettisoned from the bottom of our souls. Gerwig, who starred in Allen's 2015 film, To Rome with Love, claimed that after "much considered" thought and learning more about Dylan's story, that any future projects with Allen would not happen. She wrote that she would not work with Allen again. His reputation was considered an inspiration for Louis C.K.'s controversial film "I Love You, Daddy", which was dropped by its distributor after the comedian was accused of misconduct.

Earlier this week, Greta Gerwig also expressed her regret about working with Woody Allen, saying that while she "cannot change" having worked with Allen in the past, she "can make different decisions moving forward".