Mira Sorvino Wrote An Official Apology To Dylan Farrow

Angelo Anderson
January 12, 2018

"I am very excited that this movement of "Me Too" and "Time's Up" is taking place not only for myself, but honestly for my daughters, because I can not stand that they would have to suffer what I or just about any other women I ever met has suffered at some point in their life, if not multiple times", she said Thursday.

"It is hard to sever ties and denounce your heroes, your benefactors, whom you fondly admired and felt a debt of gratitude toward for your entire career's existence", Sorvino continued. The "Lady Bird" director says that if she knew then what she knows now about the allegations against Allen, she would not have worked with him. "I believe you!" Farrow wrote to Dylan.

Sorvino and Gerwig have separately said in recent days they won't work with the director again, a response, they say, to renewed conversations about allegations made against the director by his adopted daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow.

Actors and others who supported and collaborated with Allen made a choice to ignore Farrow, or a choice to stay uninformed.

Farrow told BuzzFeed that she supports the Time's Up initiative against abuses in Hollywood and beyond, but believes that its participants need to self-reflect on their complicity.

No one is necessarily ideal, but an important part of trying to make true change is to really reckon with that damaging past. As more men are being outed as predators, we can not focus only on the men themselves, but on the systems that supported them and the individuals that remained complicit in their professional success.

"I think he's one of the most important comedy minds of all time", Apatow said.

What is very, very unfair is that Allen's male colleagues are not being asked the same questions. The uprising of the #MeToo movement might have given both male and female Hollywood figures the strength to come forward about dozens of other men in the industry, but nothing has come close to making a lasting dent in Allen's reputation. But as Sorvino has shown here, it is possible.

"I am so sorry, Dylan!" she wrote. "To those who have already taken a stand and amplified my voice with theirs, there is a 7-year-old girl inside of me who thanks you from the bottom of her heart". "I am so, so sorry!", Sorvino wrote.

"We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined", she added. "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". If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it. ...

In response, Farrow has tweeted back at Sorvino: "I am overwhelmed and my gratitude to you can not be expressed sufficiently in words".

Read Sorvino's full letter to Dylan at HuffPost.

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