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Weinstein Accuser and #MeToo Activist Mira Sorvino Acknowledged at Golden Globes

08 Jan 2018

Weinstein Accuser and #MeToo Activist Mira Sorvino

One of the first women in Hollywood to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, APB speaker and Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actress Mira Sorvino was recognized at last night’s Golden Globes. Blacklisted in Hollywood for years for refusing Weinstein’s advances, Sorvino is at the center of the #MeToo movement and gave rise to last night’s wearing of black in support of victims of sexual harassment. Fellow Oscar-winner Natalie Portman told NBC from the red carpet, “I think we’ve realized the scope of what we’ve lost, the creative contributions of people who’ve been pushed out of the industry, women like Annabella Sciorra, women like Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd.”

Sorvino recently recounted her experiences and decision to speak out in TIME magazine. “At the time I don’t think I even knew that what happened — him using business-related situations to try and press himself sexually on a young woman in his employ — qualified as sexual harassment,” wrote Sorvino.  “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 of two daughters, I could no longer remain silent.”

An articulate and thoughtful speaker and lifelong human rights advocate, Sorvino is now combining her story with those of other women to raise awareness of sexual harassment and predation. Her inspiring point of view empowers all of us to stand up, speak out and forever end this ages-old injustice against women and girls. Says Sorvino, “Together, we are changing the culture for the better, for the day our children will never have to fear or endure this horror again.”

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