Actress Mira Sorvino has mentioned she was tied to a chair and gagged with a condom throughout an audition when she was simply 16.
After taking the condom out of her mouth, the casting director allegedly mentioned: “Sorry for the prophylactic.”
Chatting with the Hollywood International Press Affiliation podcast, Sorvino mentioned the person additionally bruised her arm in the course of the try-out for a horror film.
The star, who was one of many first folks to make allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, mentioned it was certainly one of her “very first auditions” and he or she was “utterly handled inappropriately”.
Describing her teenage expertise, she mentioned: “So as to scare me for this horror film scene, he tied me to a chair, he bruised my arm and – I used to be 16 years previous – after which he gagged me, and I used to be all sport as a result of I am attempting to be scared for the scene.
“And on the finish he takes the gag out of my mouth and he mentioned, ‘sorry for the prophylactic’. So he had gagged me with a condom.
“I used to be too younger, thank God, to know what a condom tasted like. It was so inappropriate. And what the heck was a casting director doing with a condom in his pocket?”
She didn’t identify the alleged perpetrator.
Talking about Weinstein to the New Yorker in October, Sorvino mentioned he had chased her round a room after he began massaging her shoulders in a Toronto lodge in 1995.
As soon as a collection of allegations in opposition to Weinstein started to emerge, Lord Of The Rings director Sir Peter Jackson mentioned Weinstein had described Sorvino as a “nightmare” to work with.
It led to her identify being taken off Sir Peter’s casting listing.
Sorvino, who received the one of the best supporting actress Oscar for her efficiency in Woody Allen’s 1995 movie Mighty Aphrodite, mentioned she “burst out crying” after studying Sir Peter’s feedback.
“There it’s, affirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my profession, one thing I suspected however was not sure,” she mentioned in December.
“Thanks Peter Jackson for being trustworthy. I am simply heartsick.”
Weinstein, 66, is awaiting trial after being charged with sexual offences together with rape.
He denies all allegations of non-consensual intercourse.