Actress Mira Sorvino Praises Her Father After He Threatened Harvey Weinstein
Actor Paul Sorvino doesn't play when it comes to his daughter! The actor made deliberate threats on Wednesday, Jan. 3 during an interview, when he was asked about disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his part in Sorvino's daughter, Mira's, career.
A Daughter's Love
Actress Mira Sorvino was allegedly blacklisted in Hollywood but was never given a reason why. The actress claimed back in 1995 that she had an uncomfortable experience with Weinstein in a hotel room. Weinstein allegedly rubbed the actress' shoulders, back, and neck before trying to get more physical with her, which led to Weinstein chasing Sorvino around the room.
Because of this incident, Weinstein made it very difficult for Sorvino to find work. Director Peter Jackson confirmed this in an interview with the New Zealand publication Stuff where he recounted that Weinstein made him blacklist several actresses, including Sorvino and Ashley Judd. Weinstein has denied this claim along with any allegations of sexual misconduct that has been faced with since September 2017.
Sorvino's father spoke out about his disgust for Weinstein and that if the system doesn't put him in jail, he'll put the Hollywood mogul "in a wheelchair."
"My daughter's ... a courageous and a wonderful human being, and doesn't deserve to have been treated that way by this pig," the Goodfellas actor stated.
Sorvino expressed her gratitude and love for her father on her Twitter page.
My love for my father has only continued to grow since this moment. All the love in my heart! He is the most loving father, the most brilliant actor, the most beautiful operatic tenor, the most talented visual artist- the wisest and most human advice giver, & best Grandpa ever!! https://t.co/H1u1IYj6f8— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) January 3, 2018
Hollywood Continues To Fight
While Weinstein and several other's careers are going down the toilet, Hollywood continues to make strides in picking up the pieces and moving forward. Several big named celebrities came together with other professionals in Hollywood to create the "Time's Up" movement. The campaign will start to enforce better pay, benefits, and opportunities for the female workers.
Weinstein could be facing two criminal charges from the Los Angeloe District Attorney as a special task force is currently looking into the allegations against him. Weinstein may also face charges in New York and London.