Mira Sorvino says she is a 'survivor of date rape'

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mira Sorvino has revealed that she's a survivor of date rape in an attempt to lend her voice to a push for stronger sexual assault laws in New York.

The Oscar-winning actress choked up during a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Sorvino says that she has never spoken publicly before about the assault and that she was "doing it here to try and help."

She said she wouldn't go into details and didn't name the man involved.

Advocates want lawmakers to repeal the state's statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape and tweak the law to make it easier for victims to prove harassment claims.

Sorvino was also one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 10: Actress Mira Sorvino attends Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on October 10, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 12: Antonio Banderas and Mira Sorvino attend 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 12, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 11: Christopher Backus and Mira Sorvino attend 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 11, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 11: Mira Sorvino attends 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 11, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 09: Mira Sorvino attends 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 9, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 09: Mira Sorvino and Christopher Backus attend 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 9, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Mira Sorvino attends the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Mira Sorvino attends the Unbridled Eve Gala for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at the Galt House Hotel & Suites on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Unbridled Eve)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Actors Christopher Backus (L) and Mira Sorvino attend the Cadillac Oscar Week Celebration at Chateau Marmont on February 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Cadillac)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Christopher Backus (L) and Mira Sorvino attend the 12th Edition of The Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on February 19, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Mira Sorvino attends Cinespia's screening of 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' held at the Palace Theatre on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Actress Mira Sorvino is seen during AnaOno Intimates X #Cancerland at New York Fashion Week Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FW/17 at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for Art Hearts Fashion)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 26: Mira Sorvino attends PSLA partners with Carolina Herrera for Winter Gala on January 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for PSLA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Mira Sorvino attends the 2017 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after party on January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Mira Sorvino attends the opening night of Cirque du Soleil's 'Toruk The First Flight' at The Staples Center on November 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actress Mira Sorvino attends the Saving Innocence's 5th Annual Gala at Loews Hollywood Hotel on October 1, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 27: Actress Mira Sorvino visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on July 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Mira Sorvino attends the 10th anniversary celebration of 'The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil' at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on July 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 14: Christopher Backus and Mira Sorvino attend the 10th anniversary celebration of 'The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil' at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on July 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by JB Lacroix/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Actress Mira Sorvino attends the 2016 Nomi Network Journey To Freedom Gala at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on June 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 06: Christopher Backus and Mira Sorvino arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of Showtime's 'Roadies' held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on June 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Actress Mira Sorvino attends the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
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