Actress Mira Sorvino has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, claiming the disgraced producer raped her. In her legal documents, Sorvino details an encounter in 1994, when she was 26 and had just received her first Academy Award nomination for her role in Mighty Aphrodite. She claims Weinstein met her at his home after she had shot Mighty Aphrodite, offered her “a massage,” and then “put his penis in [her] mouth.” At the time, Sorvino was dating and working with her then-husband, Matt Daddario. She called Daddario after the incident, and told him that Weinstein had raped her, according to the lawsuit. Daddario said he did not believe her.
Last week, Daddario was named in the New York Times article that detailed the allegations of several women against Weinstein. In her legal documents, Sorvino accuses Daddario of “denying the truth” by continuing to deny the rape.
In an interview with People magazine, Daddario has denied both charges, describing the alleged incident between his ex-wife and the producer as “fictionalized.”
Sorvino starred in the 2005 movie Closer, which won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
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