Actress Mira Sorvino claims director gagged her with a condom aged 16

Mira Sorvino implies that her refusal to submit to sexual advances is the reason she lost out on some major acting roles. Source GettyMore

Mira Sorvino just revealed a shockingly disgusting story about a casting director who she says scared the crap outta her for a role.by gagging her with a condom when she was 16.

"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", Mira further alleged without naming the director or the movie.

"I was too young to even know, thank god, what a condom tasted like".

In the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, Sorvino discussed her evolving friendship with Woody Allen's adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow and how that has shaped her perception of the director 23 years after he cast her in a star-making role in his comedy film.

"I can not begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you", Sorvino wrote for the Huffington Post.

She said that audition was one of her first introductions into how the acting system works and explained that "when you're young, you don't question".

"There's that aesthetic of letting go of the self and trying to submit yourself for the art. People take advantage of that". Sorvino also relayed how the casting-couch phenomenon was so commonplace throughout Hollywood that friends told her, "You're going to absolutely have to have sex with all kinds of people to advance your career".

She said the director had done so to intimidate her before acting out a horror scene. "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".

The Oscar victor claims she "lost out on certain acting opportunities in big movies" sticking to her conviction.

Sorvino, who was one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, added that there have been "other situations" similar to this experience that have happened throughout her career.

She did not name the director or movie she'd been auditioning for.

'In my mind, the thing going on in my head, was 'Oh.

"We can't just wish away with cognitive dissonance the fact that our heroes are capable of doing something heinous", she said of the director, "and he was my hero".

"You're seeing legal ramifications, hugely powerful abusers who were formerly untouchable, such as the Bill Cosbys and the Weinsteins of the world are now facing serious legal consequences, criminal consequences", she said. "So, I didn't get that part".

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