Mira Sorvino says she was date raped and calls for ‘justice’ for survivors

Oscar winner at forefront of #MeToo movement says she felt ashamed and that incident was somehow her fault The Oscar-winning actor Mira Sorvino has said she is a survivor of date rape, saying she was talking about it publicly to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York. Sorvino, who was one of the first women to accuse the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, spoke during a news conference with New Yorks governor, Andrew Cuomo, in support of the push to drop the statute of limitations on rape allegations. Sorvino acknowledged that talking publicly about Weinsteins alleged misconduct had been traumatic, saying: I had not really sought out the help I needed, …

Madonna gives rousing speech on why she fought for change at Glaad awards

Pop icon accepted the advocate for change award and gave both a playful and emotional speech, bringing the audience to its feet LGBT equality. Why have I always fought for change? Thats a hard question to answer. Its like trying to explain the importance of reading or the need to love. Growing up I always felt like an outsider, like I didnt fit in. It wasnt because I didnt shave under my armpits, I just didnt fit in, OK? she said. The first gay man I ever met was named Christopher Flynn. He was my ballet teacher in high school and he was the first person that believed in me, that made me feel special as a dancer, as an …