Paul Sorvino isn’t mincing his words when it comes to disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In a recent doorstop interview, the Goodfellas star went on a verbal spray more terrifying than any of the mob characters he’s played on the big screen.
“He ought to hope he goes to jail,” he told a TMZ reporter. “Because if we come across [one another] I think he’ll be lying on the floor somehow, magically.”
When the journalist asks him to clarify, the 78-year-old fires back: “He’s gunna go to jail. Good for him if he goes, because if not he’s gunna have to meet me. And I will kill the motherf—–. Pure and simple.”
Paul Sorvino with daughter Mira Sorvino in Florida in 2005. Photo: diana zalucky
Sorvino’s daughter, Mira – who has starred in films such as Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Mighty Aphrodite – is one of the numerous women who have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.
She told The New Yorker the disgraced movie mogul massaged her shoulders and chased her around a hotel room while the pair were at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.
In a first-person piece for Timemagazine, Ms Sorvino said she had been afraid of Weinstein ever since.
“We live in a culture in which sexual harassment and rape are rife, part of the power dynamic between men and women in the workplace,” she wrote.
“That my silence could be complicit in its continued thriving, possibly putting other young girls and women (and boys and men) in danger in Hollywood and beyond, was not something I could live with.”
In the interview with TMZ, Mr Sorvino praised his daughter for speaking out. He also said he had no idea of the allegations against Weinstein until the explosive investigations published in The New York Times and New Yorker.
“If I had known, he would not be walking,” he said.
“He’d be on a wheelchair. My daughter is a wonderful person [for coming forward]. A courageous and wonderful human being and [she] doesn’t deserve to be treated this way by this pig. This pig will get his comeuppance.”
Police in America, UK and France are investigating the claims made against Weinstein, with two investigations currently under consideration by the LA district attorney. I’ve been waiting for this….Paul Sorvino on Harvey Weinstein harassing and blacklisting his daughter Mira Sorvino….