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Mira Sorvino's Hollywood horror: I was gagged with a condom at an audition at age 16 - USA TODAY

USA TODAYMira Sorvino's Hollywood horror: I was gagged with a condom at an audition at age 16USA TODAYSordid tales of Hollywood horrors past continue to spool out, the most recent from Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino who says she lost roles for refusing to submit to sex in exchange, and once was gagged with a condom during an audition when she was 16.Mira Sorvino Says Casting Director 'Gagged Me with a Condom' When She Was 16PEOPLE.comMira Sorvino Says She Was 'Gagged' With a Condom by a Casting Director at 16Us WeeklyMira Sorvino Says Casting Director Gagged Her With A Condom When She Was 16HuffPostPerezHilton.com -Daily Beast -BBC News -Golden Globesall 58 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 12th, 2018

Mira Sorvino Says A Casting Director Gagged Her With A Condom When She Was 16 — WTF?!

What. The. Fuck??? Mira Sorvino was speaking on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's HFPA In Conversation podcast on Wednesday when she revealed that at one of the very first auditions of her career, a casting director allegedly gagged her with a condom! Related: Ass-Grabbing Radio DJ Says Taylor Swift Ruined His Life… The actress, who noted she was [...] What. The. Fuck??? Mira Sorvino was speaking on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's HFPA In Conversation podcast on Wednesday when she revealed that at one of the very first auditions of her career, a casting director allegedly gagged her with a condom! Related: Ass-Grabbing Radio DJ Says Taylor Swift Ruined His Life... The actress, who noted she was just 16 years old at the time of the alleged incident, shared that she was auditioning for a horror movie when the casting director allegedly tried to "get her in the mood" for the scene. First, he tied Sorvino to a chair and allegedly bruised her arm, and when he felt that didn't work, he gagged her with the condom, apparently to... do what exactly?! What the fuck, seriously?!?! The story, from her own words (below): "In looking back over at my career, I realized that one of my very first auditions when I was 16, I was completely treated inappropriately by the casting director. In order to scare me for this horror movie scene, he tied me to a chair, he bruised my arm, and I was 16 years old, and then he gagged me, and I was all game because I'm trying to be scared for the scene. And at the end he takes the gag out of my mouth and he said, 'Sorry for the prophylactic,' so he had gagged me with a condom." Sorvino declined to name the casting director or the movie in question. For what it's worth, the first credited movie of her career was The Stuff -- a 1985 comedy-horror film that would have been released when Sorvino was about 18 years old... and it's about a "mysterious goo" that "oozes" from earth and is eaten as a tasty treat, turning people into zombies. Hmmm..... Related: Claire Forlani Escaped Harvey Weinstein's Advances FIVE TIMES Regardless, Sorvino -- who has also accused Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate behavior in the past -- revealed more about the disgusting, old inner workings of Hollywood (below): "There's that aesthetic of letting go of the self and trying to submit yourself for the art. People take advantage of that. People have always taken advantage of that. Like nude scene days or love scene days — all of a sudden contracts being thrown out the window. Extra people on the set, coming close. Weirdness. A lot of weirdness. Directors pressuring you to have relationships with them, people casting you saying if you have a sexual relationship with them they'll give you the part. That has happened to me several times." Ugh... At least these stories are finally coming to light -- even if there are no legal ramifications in most cases, can we at least change the system once and for all?!?! [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 12th, 2018

Mira Sorvino says a casting director gagged her with a condom when she was 16 - Page Six

Page SixMira Sorvino says a casting director gagged her with a condom when she was 16Page SixMira Sorvino is opening up about sexual harassment in Hollywood. In an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's “HFPA In Conversation” podcast on Wednesday, the Academy Award-winning actress, who has previously been outspoken in ...Mira Sorvino claims casting director gagged her with a condom during an audition when she was 16New York Daily NewsMira Sorvino Says She Lost Role After Oscar-Winning Director Harassed Her: 'My Silence Was Deafening'TheWrapMira Sorvino Casting Dir. Gagged Me with Condom ... I Was Only 16!TMZall 10 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJul 12th, 2018

Mira Sorvino Says Casting Director 'Gagged Me with a Condom' When She Was 16 - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comMira Sorvino Says Casting Director 'Gagged Me with a Condom' When She Was 16PEOPLE.comMira Sorvino's experiences with sexual harassment in Hollywood started early. In an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's HFPA In Conversation podcast, the 50-year-old actress revealed that her negative experiences in the industry ...Mira Sorvino says a casting director gagged her with a condom when she was 16Page SixMira Sorvino: Director Gagged Me With Condom When I Was 16Daily BeastMira Sorvino Says She Lost Role After Oscar-Winning Director Harassed Her: 'My Silence Was Deafening'TheWrapNew York Daily News -TMZ -iTunes - Appleall 28 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJul 12th, 2018

Mira Sorvino claims casting director gagged her with a condom during an audition when she was 16 - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMira Sorvino claims casting director gagged her with a condom during an audition when she was 16New York Daily NewsMira Sorvino, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, continues to speak out about the expectations in the film industry. The 50-year-old actress opened up about her decades-long career in Hollywood, and how early her ...Mira Sorvino Says She Lost Role After Oscar-Winning Director Harassed Her: 'My Silence Was Deafening'TheWrapMira Sorvino Casting Dir. Gagged Me with Condom ... I Was Only 16!TMZMira Sorvino says she was offered 'several times' to have a 'sexual relationship' in exchange for a roleFox Newsall 9 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJul 11th, 2018

Peter Jackson Responds to Harvey Weinstein"s Denial of "Lord of the Rings" Casting Story

Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and [...] Peter Jackson has released a lengthy statement in response to Harvey Weinstein‘s denial of blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino during the Lord of the Rings casting process. The Weinstein brothers were involved with the fantasy franchise when their studio Miramax was helping develop the films. The studio didn’t end up green-lighting the movie and the franchise moved to New Line, where the final decisions were made. Harvey‘s rep claims that he had no input on casting as “all casting was done by New Line.” Peter says that during his initial conversations with Weinstein, he brought up Ashley and Mira as possibly casting choices and he was told to “steer clear” of them “because they claimed to have had ‘bad experiences’ with these particular actresses in the past.” “This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it,” Peter said in his statement to Deadline. He added, “The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran [Walsh] and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations.” Click inside to read the full statement… Read the full statement from Peter Jackson below: Aspects of Harvey’s denial are insincere. He is basically saying that “this blacklisting couldn’t be true because New Line cast the movie”. That’s a deflection from the truth. In the 18 months we developed the Lord of the Rings at Miramax, we had many casting conversations with Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and their executives. During this period, no offers were made to actors because that occurs after a film is greenlit, and Miramax never greenlit these films. However, many conversations occurred internally regarding potential casting. Fran Walsh and I recall that Morgan Freeman, Paul Scofield, David Bowie, Liam Neeson, Natascha McElhone, Claire Forlani, Francesca Annis, Max von Sydow, and Daniel Day Lewis were some of the names discussed with Miramax for possible roles in The Lord of the Rings movies. Amongst the many names raised, Fran and I expressed our enthusiasm for Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In fact we met with Ashley and discussed two possible roles with her. After this meeting we were told by Miramax to steer clear of both Ashley and Mira, because they claimed to have had “bad experiences” with these particular actresses in the past. Fran Walsh was in the same meeting, and remembers these negative comments about Ashley and Mira as clearly as I do. We have no reason to make it up. This type of comment is not unusual – it can happen with any studio on any film, when different actor’s names come up in conversation – but once you hear negative feedback about somebody, you don’t forget it. We were not in a position to offer Ashley or Mira a role in the movies, but we attempted to have their names added to a list, for when casting began. Each role can have many actors names listed for future auditions and meetings. In these film maker/studio relationships, there has to be consensus in casting choices – either side can generally veto suggested names for various reasons, and in pre-Lord of the Rings days, we didn’t have the power to override the studio on casting choices. The movies changed hands from Miramax to New Line before casting actually got underway – but because we had been warned off Ashley and Mira by Miramax, and we were naive enough to assume we’d been told the truth, Fran and I did not raise their names in New Line casting conversations. Nearly 20 years later, we read about the sexual misconduct allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein and we saw comments by both Mira and Ashley, who felt they had been blacklisted by Miramax after rejecting Harvey’s sexual advances. Fran and I immediately remembered Miramax’s negative reaction when we put their names forward, and we wondered if we had unwittingly been part of the alleged damage to their careers, at the hands of Miramax. We have no direct evidence linking Ashley and Mira’s allegations to our Lord of the Rings casting conversations of 20 years ago – but we stand by what we were told by Miramax when we raised both of their names, and we are recounting it accurately. If we were unwitting accomplices in harming their careers, Fran and I unreservedly apologise to both Ashley and Mira......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen again - CNN

CNNGreta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen againCNN(CNN) Mira Sorvino and Greta Gerwig have credits in Woody Allen movies, but they never will again, the women say. Sorvino and Gerwig have separately said in recent days they won't work with the director again, a response, they say, to renewed ...Mira Sorvino apologizes to Dylan Farrow, denounces Woody AllenEW.com (blog)Today in Entertainment: Mira Sorvino severs ties with Woody Allen; James Franco talks Time's UpLos Angeles TimesWhy Mira Sorvino Is Using Open Letters to Combat Sexual HarassmentTheWrapUSA TODAY -Washington Post -PerezHilton.com -The Mary Sueall 83 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 11th, 2018

Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Told Him to Blacklist Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino - Hollywood Reporter

NBCNews.comPeter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Told Him to Blacklist Ashley Judd and Mira SorvinoHollywood ReporterThe filmmaker says that he was told to avoid working with Judd and Sorvino "at all costs" when he was packaging his blockbuster franchise 'Lord of the Rings.' Judd, Sorvino and Weinstein have all responded to Jackson's claims. Mira Sorvino recently ...Peter Jackson Rebukes Harvey Weinstein's Denial On Ashley Judd & Mira SorvinoDeadlinePeter Jackson claims he was told Weinstein accusers Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd were 'a nightmare'EW.comPeter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein told me not to cast Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino in 'LOTR'USA TODAYPage Six -Vulture -Washington Post -Daily Beastall 130 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 15th, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Responds to Peter Jackson Claiming He Was "Fed False Information" About Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino

Harvey Weinstein is responding to Peter Jackson‘s belief that he was “fed false information” about Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, leading him to not cast them in Lord Of The Rings. Representatives for Harvey issued a statement on Friday (December 15): “Mr. Weinstein has nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson. However, as Mr. [...] Harvey Weinstein is responding to Peter Jackson‘s belief that he was “fed false information” about Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, leading him to not cast them in Lord Of The Rings. Representatives for Harvey issued a statement on Friday (December 15): “Mr. Weinstein has nothing but the utmost respect for Peter Jackson. However, as Mr. Jackson will probably remember, because Disney would not finance the Lord of the Rings, Miramax lost the project and all casting was done by New Line. While Bob and Harvey Weinstein were executive producers of the film they had no input into the casting whatsoever,” the statement reads, via Entertainment Weekly. “Secondly, until Ashley Judd wrote a piece for Variety two years ago, no one at the Company knew that she had a complaint and she was cast in two other films by Mr. Weinstein [Frida and Crossing Over] and Mira Sorvino was always considered for other films as well. There was no indication that Mira Sorvino had any issues until Mr. Weinstein read about the complaints in the news,” the statement continues. “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 peruse the opportunity.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 15th, 2017

Mira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' Again - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comMira Sorvino, Allegedly Blacklisted from Hollywood by Weinstein, Is 'Getting Offers' AgainPEOPLE.comOscar winner Mira Sorvino says she's working again in Hollywood after allegedly being blacklisted by Harvey Weinstein, who she claims sexually harassed her more than 20 years ago. Speaking with reporters at the winter Television Critics Association ...Mira Sorvino apologizes to Dylan Farrow, denounces Woody AllenEW.com (blog)Mira Sorvino Encourages Time's Up Activists to Stay Focused on AbuseVarietyGreta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen againCNNTheWrap -CBS News -USA TODAY -Los Angeles Timesall 85 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 11th, 2018

Peter Jackson claims he was told Weinstein accusers Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd were 'a nightmare' - EW.com

EW.comPeter Jackson claims he was told Weinstein accusers Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd were 'a nightmare'EW.comPeter Jackson gave an interview to the New Zealand publication Stuff in which he recounted being told by Harvey and Bob Weinstein's Miramax in the 1990s that Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino were “a nightmare.” Saying he had “no direct experience or ...Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein told me not to cast Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino in 'LOTR'USA TODAYPeter Jackson Confirms Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino Claims Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Them From 'LOTR'DeadlineDirector Peter Jackson Says Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira SorvinoPEOPLE.comVulture -New York Daily News -HuffPost -TheWrapall 48 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 15th, 2017

"Consent Condom" Wrapper Accidentally Promotes Rape Thanks To Astounding Design Fail!

Donut get upset just yet. Earlier this month, a Reddit user shared a photo of a condom given out on their college campus, and commenters were downright astounded by the epic design fail. The poorly thought out packaging was emblazoned with an image of a pink frosted donut along with the words "Go Further Without Consent." Related: Buy [...] Donut get upset just yet. Earlier this month, a Reddit user shared a photo of a condom given out on their college campus, and commenters were downright astounded by the epic design fail. The poorly thought out packaging was emblazoned with an image of a pink frosted donut along with the words "Go Further Without Consent." Related: Buy These Products In Exchange For Farrah Abraham's Sex Cam Show! We know, it sounds like a motivational poster Donald Trump would give to his apprentices -- but this winky condom wrapper isn't actually as offensive as it seems! You see, the condom was actually designed to promote consent by using the donut as a pun for "do not." Of course, many people didn't see it that way. The Reddit user wrote: "It took me a minute to actually get that the donut was supposed to be part of the sentence, but even after the pun clicked, I just have so many more questions about the brainstorming process behind this. It's so, so terrible that it's utterly fascinating." The condoms are sold by Say It With a Condom, which designs customized "consent condoms" in order to "start a conversation about how to ask for consent before engaging in any sexual activity." And, boy, did this donut-wrapper start a conversation on Twitter! Users had quite a lot to say about the magnitude of fail in this design flaw: The people who signed off on this design aren't qualified to do anything more complex than stare out a window. pic.twitter.com/GldSU2T9RZ — Gabriel Morton (@gabrielenguard) September 9, 2017 The fuck is that supposed to say? "Do Nut! Go further without consent"? — Daniel Hardcastle (@DanNerdCubed) September 9, 2017 The product has since been removed from the company's online store. Say It With A Condom CEO and founder Benjamin Sherman said they "didn't receive any negative feedback" from the wrapper in question, telling Us Weekly: "We went through our normal checks and balances with this design. Whenever we create a new campaign we send it out to universities and domestic violence shelters for feedback and we didn't receive any negative feedback. If we're not given the green light, we redesign or just choose a different tagline." We guess this time, Say It With A Condom severely misspoke. [Image via Say It With A Condom.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 15th, 2017

Mira Sorvino Says She Was "Gagged With A Condom" During Audition At Age 16

Mira Sorvino Says She Was "Gagged With A Condom" During Audition At Age 16.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicJul 13th, 2018

Mira Sorvino "gagged with a condom" at audition

Mira Sorvino "gagged with a condom" at audition.....»»

Category: topSource: contactmusicJul 12th, 2018

Mira Sorvino praises father Paul following Harvey Weinstein threats - ABC News

USA TODAYMira Sorvino praises father Paul following Harvey Weinstein threatsABC NewsHours after Paul Sorvino's comments regarding Harvey Weinstein made the rounds, the actor's daughter, Mira Sorvino, spoke out on Twitter, praising him as "the most loving father." Interested in Harvey Weinstein? Add Harvey Weinstein as an interest to ...Mira Sorvino responds to father's message to Harvey Weinstein predicting he'll 'die in jail'USA TODAYMira Sorvino thanks dad Paul for having her backPage SixPaul Sorvino threatens Harvey Weinstein: 'I will kill that motherf---er'EW.comPEOPLE.com -TIME -The New Yorker -TMZ.comall 80 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 4th, 2018

'Bad Santa' Director Says He Was Also Discouraged From Hiring Mira Sorvino - Hollywood Reporter

TIME'Bad Santa' Director Says He Was Also Discouraged From Hiring Mira SorvinoHollywood Reporter"I was interested in casting Mira Sorvino in BAD SANTA, but every time I mentioned her over the phone to the Weinsteins, I'd hear a CLICK," he wrote on Twitter on Friday. Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff is echoing statements made by Peter Jackson that ...Peter Jackson calls Harvey Weinstein's denial of Sorvino, Judd stories a 'deflection from the truth'EW.com (blog)Director: Weinsteins prevented me from casting Mira Sorvino in 'Bad Santa'Page SixPeter Jackson recalls Weinstein's company warned that Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino were 'a nightmare'Washington PostNBCNews.com -Daily Beast -TheWrap -Fox Newsall 160 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 16th, 2017

Mira Sorvino Encourages Time's Up Activists to Stay Focused on Abuse - Variety

VarietyMira Sorvino Encourages Time's Up Activists to Stay Focused on AbuseVarietyMira Sorvina spoke about the Time's Up movement Thursday, warning those involved in to stay focused on harassment and abuse and not be distracted by the issues of “a very general women's movement” encompassing more issues such as pay equality. “Our ...Mira Sorvino apologizes to Dylan Farrow, denounces Woody AllenEW.com (blog)Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino say they'll never work with Woody Allen againCNNToday in Entertainment: Mira Sorvino severs ties with Woody Allen; James Franco talks Time's UpLos Angeles TimesCBS News -USA TODAY -Washington Post -PerezHilton.comall 82 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 11th, 2018

Paul Sorvino threatens Harvey Weinstein: 'I will kill that motherf---er' - EW.com

EW.comPaul Sorvino threatens Harvey Weinstein: 'I will kill that motherf---er'EW.comPaul Sorvino has a strong message for Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, including Sorvino's daughter, Mira Sorvino. “If I meet [Weinstein] on the street — he oughta hope that he goes to jail, because if we ...Paul Sorvino Threatens To 'Kill' Harvey Weinstein For Blacklisting Daughter MiraHuffPostMira Sorvino Heads to 'Modern Family'Hollywood ReporterPaul Sorvino threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein for blacklisting daughter MiraFox NewsUPROXX -Jezebel -TMZ.com -Mediaiteall 18 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 3rd, 2018

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim - BBC News

BBC NewsWeinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claimBBC NewsActress Mira Sorvino said she is "heartsick" after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were "blacklisted" following conversations with ...Peter Jackson Rebukes Harvey Weinstein's Denial On Ashley Judd & Mira SorvinoDeadline'Bad Santa' Director Says He Was Also Discouraged From Hiring Mira SorvinoHollywood ReporterPeter Jackson recalls Weinstein's company warned that Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino were 'a nightmare'Washington PostNBCNews.com -Daily Beast -Page Six -TheWrapall 162 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 16th, 2017

Mira Sorvino Says She'll Never Work with Woody Allen Again in Open Apology to Dylan Farrow - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comMira Sorvino Says She'll Never Work with Woody Allen Again in Open Apology to Dylan FarrowPEOPLE.comDylan has claimed Allen, 82, molested her when she was 7. Allen has long denied the allegations, which first surfaced during his explosive 1992 split from Mia Farrow. Allen was not charged, though a Connecticut prosecutor said there was probable cause ...Mira Sorvino apologizes to Dylan Farrow, denounces Woody AllenEW.com (blog)Mira Sorvino Apologizes to Dylan Farrow for Working With Woody Allen: 'I Was a Naive Young Actress'IndieWireHollywood may be turning against Woody Allen after Mira Sorvino denounces himThe Mercury NewsDaily Beast -Fox News -HuffPost -POPSUGAR UKall 36 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 11th, 2018

Oscars fashion stays simple after Golden Globes blackout - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscars fashion stays simple after Golden Globes blackoutNew York Daily NewsElizabeth Moss, Mira Sorvino, Allison Williams and Gina Rodriguez hit the red carpet in pastels. (AP; Getty Images). BY Kate Feldman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8:12 PM. Pastels ruled the red carpet Sunday. Allison Williams, Mira ...Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Talk Future of Time's Up Movement at Oscars: It's 'Not Stopping'PEOPLE.comMe Too Trailblazers Ashley Judd And Mira Sorvino Are Each Other's Oscar DatesHuffPostOscars 2018: Weinstein Accusers Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Walk the Red Carpet TogetherVanity FairEntertainment Tonight -Refinery29 -Los Angeles Times -Varietyall 41 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 4th, 2018