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.
Farrow has accused Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old, a claim Allen has vehemently denied.
She first shared her account with Vanity Fair in 2013 and recently wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times about Allen’s continued acclaim in Hollywood despite those allegations.
“It isn’t just power that allows men accused of sexual abuse to keep their careers and their secrets. It is also our collective choice to see simple situations as complicated and obvious conclusions as a matter of ‘who can say?'” she wrote. “The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades. It works for Woody Allen still.”
Sorvino, who starred in Allen’s 1995 film “The Mighty Aphrodite,” has also reexamined her past with Allen.
“I am so sorry, Dylan!” she wrote. “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. As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you.”
Sorvino was one of the first women in Hollywood to speak out about her experiences with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The allegations made against Weinstein led to an industry-wide reckoning and movement to curtail sexual harassment and misconduct against women across all professions.
“We are in a day and age when everything must be re-examined,” Sorvino wrote. “This kind of abuse cannot be allowed to continue. If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it.”
Allen’s next film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” is set for release in 2018. It stars “Call Me By Your Name” breakout Timothée Chalamet and Selena Gomez.
Allen’s 2017 release, “Wonder Wheel,” was at one point considered a possible awards contender, but the buzz around the film has largely fizzled. Kate Winslet won a Hollywood Film Award for her work in the film, which also stars Justin Timberlake.
“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,” Sorvino wrote. “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.”
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