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Entertainment Mira Sorvino Says She Lost Role After Oscar-Winning Director Harassed Her: 'My Silence Was Deafening'

05:02  12 july  2018
05:02  12 july  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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As her campaign against sexual harassment in Hollywood continues, Mira Sorvino spoke on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s podcast “I think my mouth just opened and my silence was deafening ,” Sorvino said of the exchange. The actress said it was just one of several instances in

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As her campaign against sexual harassment in Hollywood continues, Mira Sorvino spoke on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's podcast "HFPA In Conversation," saying that one of her many sexual harassment encounters involved an unnamed Oscar-winning director.

During the interview, Sorvino described the director as one who is "known for his social justice profile" in several of his films. She said that during the final round of auditions for one of his films, the director told her, "'You know, as I look at you my mind can't help but traveling from the artistic possibilities to the sexual.'"

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She said that during the final round of auditions for one of his films, the director told her , “‘You know, as I look at you my “I think my mouth just opened and my silence was deafening ,” Sorvino said of the exchange. The actress said it was just one of several instances in which she was harassed while

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"I think my mouth just opened and my silence was deafening," Sorvino said of the exchange. The actress said it was just one of several instances in which she was harassed while auditioning for acting parts, and that she was told by friends that "you're going to absolutely have to have sex with all kinds of people to advance your career."

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Mira Sorvino , one of Harvey Weinstein's many accusers and a leading voice in Hollywood's #MeToo movement against sexual harassment , claimed in a new interview that she fell victim to the inappropriate behavior of another notable figure in entertainment.

Mira Sorvino , in a new podcast, says she believes she lost a role in a film after an unnamed Oscar - winning director "I think my mouth just opened, and my silence was deafening ," Sorvino said of her reaction to the director 's comment, adding that other actresses had previously warned her .

"I burst out crying," Sorvino tweeted in response to Jackson's confession. "There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I'm just heartsick."

Sorvino also apologized to Dylan Farrow in an open letter published in January for working with Woody Allen, who is accused of abusing Farrow in 1992, on the film "Mighty Aphrodite." Sorvino's performance in that film won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1995.

"I have since gotten to know Dylan and I believe her. She's a wonderful person and I think she's been maligned for a long time," she said we can't just wish away with cognitive dissonance the fact that our heroes are capable of doing something heinous, and he was my hero."

A representative for Sorvino didn't immediately respond to TheWrap's request for further comment.

Listen to Sorvino's interview on "HFPA In Conversation" below:

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