American actress Mira Sorvino has promised that she will not go back to work with Woody Allen in an open letter to foster daughter of director and Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, who in 2014 revealed that her far sexually abused her as a child.
Sorvino explained that she looked past Dylan's story because she didn't want it to be true, but eventually she came to believe and support Dylan.
Gerwig is not the only woman to be asked about her decision to work with Woody Allen, especially in the post-Weinstein #MeToo era.
Last year, Sorvino was one of the many women in Hollywood who spoke to Ronan Farrow about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein. To know that Farrow has published the details of her account and to still say "well, we can't really know" is disingenuous. "I believe you!" Farrow wrote to Dylan.
The 50-year-old, who went on to win an Oscar for the part, continued, "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".
"I am so sorry, Dylan!".
For Hollywood to affect real change, Farrow insisted that no sexual predator, no matter how the public sees him or her as a genius, should be spared.
"But I have to say the general atmosphere since those allegations came out, those revelations, there seems to be a lot of goodwill towards me in the entertainment business and I've been getting offers", she told reporters Thursday.
"I was reached out to, as you know, publicly by Peter Jackson and by Terry Zwigoff, which was very fearless of them both". She added, "As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you".
In her letter, Sorvino said she never personally experienced any inappropriate behavior by Allen on set, "but this does not excuse my turning a blind eye to your story simply because I wanted desperately for it not to be so". "From the bottom of my heart, thank you", Farrow tweeted.
While several actors like David Krumholtz have publicly expressed regrets for working with Allen, Gerwig has been silent about the issue. In his message, protagonist of powerful Aphrodite, directed by Allen, has moved his support to filmmaker's daughter and has assured him to create his version: "I send you my love and admiration for your courage".
You can read the Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion star's entire letter HERE.