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Mira Sorvino regrets working with Woody Allen

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has penned an open letter to Dylan and apologised for working in Woody Allen's 1995 comedy "Mighty Aphrodite".

had won an for her role as a prostitute in the She expressed regret for being part of the and said she will never work with the again.

"I confess that at the time I worked for I was a

"I swallowed the media's portrayal of your abuse allegations against your father as an outgrowth of a twisted custody battle between Mia and him, and did not look further into the situation, for which I am terribly sorry. For this I also owe an apology to Mia," wrote in an essay for HuffPost.

Last month, in an op-ed published in a newspaper, had called out Hollywood stars including Kate Winslet, Blake Lively, and for working with Allen amid her accusations that the 82-year-old filmmaker molested her as a child in 1992


Sorvino said that her relationship with Allen on the was "friendly, though not close, but in no way did he ever overstep his bounds with me".

"I never personally experienced what has now been described as inappropriate behaviour toward young girls. 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 said.

Sorvino was one of the first women to come forward and accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment. She had said that the blacklisted her after she rejected his advances.

"We are in a day and age when everything must be re- examined. This kind of abuse cannot be allowed to continue. If this means tearing down all the old gods, so be it. The cognitive dissonance, the denial and cowardice that spare us painful truths and prevent us from acting in defence of innocent victims while allowing 'beloved' individuals to continue their heinous behaviour must be jettisoned from the bottom of our souls.

"Even if you love someone, if you learn they may have committed these despicable acts, they must be exposed and condemned, and this exposure must have consequences. I will never work with him again," she wrote.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 10:55 IST