Actress Mira Sorvino is one of Harvey Weinstein’s many alleged victims. But in addition to claiming Weinstein sexual harassed her, Sorvino also held him responsible for getting her — as well as Ashley Judd — blacklisted by “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” director Peter Jackson, and in turn, by other Hollywood power players.
In a recent interview, Jackson backed up Sorvino’s story:
Weinstein and Jackson crossed paths in the late 1990s when Jackson was pitching his early plans for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films to the Weinstein-led studio Miramax.
“I recall Miramax telling us they were a nightmare to work with and we should avoid them at all costs. This was probably in 1998,” Jackson said.
“At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us – but in hindsight, I realise that this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing.
“I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women – and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”
Sorvino’s response to Jackson’s remarks was understandably very emotional:
Just seeing this after I awoke, I burst out crying. There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career, something I suspected but was unsure. Thank you Peter Jackson for being honest. I’m just heartsick https://t.co/ljK9NqICbm
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) December 15, 2017
After all this time, her feelings have been validated.
Mira your story in THR made me furious but reading this? I'm absolutely ENRAGED! I don't know how you manage to be so kind + thoughtful and brave after being treated like this but you are inspo for the rest of us ❤️
— Lauren Sivan (@LaurenSivan) December 15, 2017
So, where does Sorvino go from here?
Mira Sorvino and others now have actual damages, which makes it much easier for them to sue Harvey Weinstein. https://t.co/FN9Gplcqg5
— Emily Zanotti’s Great & Unmatched Wisdom (@emzanotti) December 15, 2017
More power to her.
Always wondered why you just seemed to disappear.
— MCalifra (@MichaelCalifra) December 15, 2017
Mira, I was such a huge fan of yours in the 90s and you just disappeared randomly. It makes me so angry to realize all the years of art we lost.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) December 15, 2017
She was so great, and then she just kinda faded away. Now we know why. The Weinsteins are scum.
— ?It's?Almost ⛄️Christmas? (@jtLOL) December 15, 2017