In a discussion with Aaron Sorkin and Frank Bruni for the New York Times, Gerwig talked about her work as an actress on Allen's 2012 film "To Rome with Love".
Dylan Farrow responded to Sorvino on Twitter on Thursday morning, writing that her letter was "beautiful", and she was "overwhelmed". The "Lady Bird" director says that if she knew then what she knows now about the allegations against Allen, she would not have worked with him.
"Our lives have to become more equitable in every way, but I think we still have to stay focused on harassment and abuse issues rather than jettisoning them in favor of a very general women's movement", Sorvino said during a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour for her new show, "Condor".
"I can not begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you", she added.
"I send you love and inclusion and admiration for your courage all this time", Sorvino also wrote, telling Dylan, "I believe you!" "You are a true hero, and I stand with you". "As recently as this year, Mira Sorvino called Mr. Weinstein and asked if her husband could be part of the SEAL television series [Six] he was producing and Mr. Weinstein cast him; when Christopher Backus received a better offer, Mr. Weinstein allowed him to amicably break his contact to pursue the opportunity". "That said, the people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that's hard for me to reconcile". I played the Diane Keaton role in a high school production of "Play It Again, Sam" and had grown up, like so many in my generation, in awe of his films. "From the bottom of my heart, thank you", Farrow tweeted.
You can read Sorvino's full letter at HuffPost.