ms_mmelissa (ms_mmelissa) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Mira Sorvino writes open letter to Dylan Farrow apologizing for working with Woody Allen

  • Sorvino won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for appearing in Woody Allen's film Mighty Aphrodite in 1995

  • She apologizes to Dylan Farrow and her mother Mia Farrow for not initially believing their stories

  • Talks about how Allen was a childhood hero and she was willing to believe the press at the time that said that Mia was coaching Dylan to make the accusations of sexual abuse

  • She began to question her involvement with Allen after speaking to Ronan Farrow about her own experiences being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein

"We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined. This kind of abuse cannot be allowed to continue. If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it. 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. 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.

I am sorry it has taken me a few weeks to come out in support of you since that conversation, but it has been a process for me to own this truth and make this irrevocable break."

Is this finally the end for Woody Allen?
Tags: actor / actress, woody allen
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