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Mira Sorvino is just one of the 97 (!!!) women who have come forward and accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.
The actress broke down in tears on The Today Show and told Savannah Guthrie that although she is grateful for his indictment, she won’t be satisfied until he’s locked away behind bars.
“It feels like a really good first step, you know? It’s him finally facing real, real criminal consequences for his criminal behavior. And so for that, I feel gratified,” she said, referring to his recent indictment.
“But honestly, last weekend was a very emotional one, and I cried many times because just seeing him brings up a lot of bad feelings. He’s raped many people that I love, so it’s not really a happy occasion.
“I think maybe there will be some celebration when he gets convicted and goes to jail. That’s when the process will be complete and we will see justice really being served.
“But until then, this is a great first step.”
Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have unsurprisingly released a statement addressing Mira’s comments, which they refer to as “false” and “vicious”…
“Mr. Weinstein is stunned and outraged by Mira Sorvino’s offensive claim that ‘Harvey raped people she loved,’ when she does not even identify any of the women,” Ben Brafman said in a statement.
“This is precisely the type of reckless character assassination that allows a public figure like Sorvino to make vicious allegations that are impossible to refute because she does not have the courage or integrity to name the women so that we can at least try and expose the falsity of these allegations that Mr. Weinstein denies.”
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