Actress Mira Sorvino said she’s “heartsick” over the bombshell sexual assault allegations against fellow #MeToo champion and Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento.
The “Mimic” star weighed in on the scandal surrounding Argento, who is accused of molesting former child actor Jimmy Bennett when he was 17 and paying him $380,000 in hush money.
“Time will clarify things and perhaps she will be exonerated, but if true, there is no lens that makes it better,” Sorvino wrote Tuesday on social media. “Child sexual assault is a heinous crime and is against all that I and the #MeToo movement stands for.”
Sorvino is among dozens of women, including Argento, who’ve accused Weinstein of rape and sexual assault. She told The New Yorker last year that the disgraced movie mogul tried to give her a massage and “chased her around” a hotel room in 1995.
“Mighty Aphrodite,” for which Sorvino won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, was distributed by Weinstein’s production company, Miramax.
Argento issued a scathing denial to the allegations, claiming her late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain paid off Bennett to avoid “negative publicity.”
The Italian actress and director — who had been dating the celebrity chef when he committed suicide in June — said they decided to “deal compassionately with Bennett’s demand for help.”