Sorvino was also one of the first women (and one of 80) to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment
Sorvino was also one of the first women (and one of 80) to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment

Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, who was one of the first women to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment has shared that she is a survivor of date rape, adding that she's talking about it publicly to push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York.

Speaking during a press conference with the city's governor, Andrew Cuomo, she also lend support to drop the statute of limitations on rape allegations.

She also shared that talking about Weinstein's sexual misconduct has been traumatic and that she hadn't really sought out the help she needed.

“I can stand here before you and say not only was I a sexual harassment and battery victim at the hands of Mr Weinstein, but I’m also a sexual assault victim and I’m also a survivor of date rape," she said.

“I am doing it here to try and help, because there are all these survivors out there right now who need justice, who need to feel that they can take the time they need to sort through the trauma, to sort through the shame because I can tell you in situations of second degree rape, which is what mine would constitute, you feel ashamed. You feel that somehow it was your fault.”

Sorvino is one of more than 80 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct so far.

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