Actress Mira Sorvino joined a list of actresses who regret working with director Woody Allen.
Sorvino who is one of those first women who accused now disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and earned Oscar for her work in Allen’s 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite, wrote an open letter to director Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow. The 50-year-old actress vowed that she will never with Allen again in her career.
Sorvino penned the open letter after Dylan has claimed that her 82-year-old father sexually molested her when she was only 7-year-old. The director denied the allegations made against him, the allegations were first surfaced in 1992 when Allen split from Mia Farrow.
The director was not charged, a Connecticut prosecutor said that there was probable cause for a criminal case. Dylan detailed her claims in a New York Times op-ed in 2014.
Actress Sorvino wrote in the Huffington Post, “I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress.” She said, “I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia Farrow and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which I am terribly sorry.”
After apologizing to Mia, the actress said that she supported and believed on Dylan, she assured that she is standing by her in “gratitude and solidarity.” 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.” She added, “As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you. I am so, so sorry!”