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Ronan Farrow's Family Drama Helped Him Understand Abuse of Power

Ronan Farrow's Family Drama Helped Him Understand Abuse of Power

In an article for The Huffington Post, Mira Sorvino wrote an open letter to Woody Allen's daughter Dylan Farrow, apologizing for working with her father and vowing never to do it again. "For this I also owe an apology to Mia".

Sorvino says that in the aftermath of Weinstein's outing as a sexual predator, and as a man who deliberately worked to derail her career, she reached out to Ronan Farrow.

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.

"Dylan Farrow's two different pieces made me realize that I had increased another woman's pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization", Gerwig said.

The actress notes in letter that since teenager felt a great admiration for Allen: "It is hard to denounce your heroes, your benefactors, whom you admire and who you feel in debt for existence of your career".

She mentioned Farrow's open letters, one was published by the New York Times around the time the Golden Globes honored Allen with a lifetime achievement award, changed her mind about the director.

The actor, who won an Oscar for her role as a prostitute in the film, has confessed to being "terribly sorry" for taking on the part and has stated that she will never work with him again.

The journalist also claims to have received threatening phone calls, and noticed "mysterious men" following him in public, prompting his mum to express some serious concerns for his safety.




"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.

"As a mother and a woman, this breaks my heart for you".

"I am so sorry, Dylan!" the actress wrote. "You are a true hero, and I stand with you".

"I can only speak for myself and what I've come to is this: if I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film", Gerwig said in a roundtable discussion for the New York Times. 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".

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".

She tweeted in response: "Greta, thank you for your voice".

Actors such as Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, David Krumholtz, and Griffin Newman have all come forward in recent months to talk about their regrets over working with Woody Allen.

You can read the Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion star's entire letter HERE.


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