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Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:52

Mira Sorvino Explains Why She Spoke Out Against Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Have Lived in Vague Fear’

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Mira Sorvino is opening up about her decision to share her story of alleged sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein with Ronan Farrow for his Tuesday, October 10, New Yorker expose on the movie mogul.

“It has been a real struggle to come forward with my story. I have lived in vague fear of Harvey Weinstein for over 20 years,” the 50-year-old actress wrote in a profile published byTIME on Tuesday, October 11. “At the time I don’t think I even knew what happened — him using business-related situations to try and press himself sexually on a young woman in his employ — qualified as sexual harassment. But as a woman who routinely advocates for women and girls who have been victimized in my role as Goodwill Ambassador with the United Nations, and as a mother, I could no longer remain silent.”

The Mighty Aphrodite actress claimed that she confided in a female employee at The Weinstein Company about the alleged incident, who shamed her for bringing it up. “When Ronan first reached out and said, ‘It’s about Harvey Weinstein,’ I started crying and shaking,” she recalled. “After all those years, that is how much power Weinstein held over me. Many sleepless nights — literally waking at 2 a.m.

Read more at USMagazine

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