Mira Sorvino is 'horrified' and 'gutsick' that Harvey Weinstein's NY rape conviction was overturned

Mira Sorvino is 'horrified' and 'gutsick' that Harvey Weinstein's NY rape conviction was overturned

"Disgusted w/justice system skew twds predators not victims," she wrote.

Actress Mira Sorvino, one of multiple women who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, says she is "gutsick" and "disgusted with the justice system" after a New York court of appeals overturned the disgraced producer’s 2020 rape conviction and ordered a retrial on Thursday.

“Horrified! Day after #DenimDay honoring sexual violence survivors, Harvey Weinstein’s conviction overturned, due partly to molyneux [sic] witnesses testifying to prior bad acts, like lioness [actress] Annabella Sciorra,” Sorvino wrote. “Since when don’t courts allow evidence of pattern of prior bad acts to be admitted? He’s a prolific serial predator who raped/harmed 200+ women! Disgusted w/justice system skew twds predators not victims.”

In a 4-3 decision, the court found that the trial’s judge, Justice James M. Burke, made a mistake by allowing the 2020 jury to hear from Molineux witnessess — a collection of women who levied sexual assault allegations against Weinstein that he had not been charged with committing — to highlight a history of bad acts. Weinstein was later found guilty of committing a criminal sex act in the first degree and third-degree rape and sentenced to 23 years in prison. (Sorvino was not a part of the trial.)

<p>Daniele Venturelli/Getty, Scott Heins/Getty</p> Mira Sorvino; Harvey Weinstein

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Mira Sorvino; Harvey Weinstein

Sorvino reposted her statement on her Instagram account, adding, “Gutsick. To all of my sister/brother/fellow survivors out there, it just means we have to love harder, and fight harder. Evil rears its ugly head, but we are the army of light and will prevail.”

Although Weinstein's New York conviction has been overturned, the media mogul will remain in prison because he was sentenced to 16 years in California last year after he was found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a woman in 2013.

Sorvino recalled multiple instances in which she claimed that Weinstein had behaved inappropriately towards her, including one incident in a Toronto hotel room in 1995. “He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around," she said in a 2017 interview with The New Yorker.

Last month, Sorvino revealed at 90s Con that she felt her "career was stifled" by Weinstein, reported PEOPLE.

"I stopped being a viable movie actress," she said. "I still did indies and I still did television, but that was very hard."

Sorvino isn't the only actress who has spoken out following the overturning of Weinstein’s New York conviction. Ashley Judd, who also publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, called the decision “an act of institutional betrayal” during a press conference Thursday afternoon.

“When survivors tell their stories, they’re exercising a powerful form of leadership that sparks others to join in shared action that catalyzes change," Judd said. "We understand that leadership is exercising principles and values in the face of uncertainty, and that’s what we leaders and survivors do. This, today, is an act of institutional betrayal, and our institutions betray survivors of male sexual violence."

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