Asia Argento ‘accused of sexual assault’

Asia Argento in Cannes (May 2018) Image copyright AFP Image caption Asia Argento used to be one in all the first ladies to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual attack

one of the leading figures within the #MeToo motion has reportedly been accused of sexual attack herself.

Italian actress Asia Argento used to be one of the primary to speak out in opposition to Hollywood rich person Harvey Weinstein.

The New York Instances experiences that criminal files, which the BBC has no longer noticed, show she paid a former co-big name $380,000 after he alleged she had assaulted him in a California lodge room in 2013.

A legal professional for Ms Argento declined to touch upon the allegations.

Her accuser, Jimmy Bennett was once simply 17 on the time. The age of consent in California is eighteen.

Ms Argento could have been 37 at the time of the stumble upon.

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Mr Bennett says within the files that the come across traumatised him and threatened his psychological well being and profession, the Ny Occasions reported.

He had performed Ms Argento’s young son in a 2004 film.

In the files observed by means of the paper, the actress’s legal professional stated that the money was given to Mr Bennett to assist him, and that it used to be Ms Argento who were preyed upon.

In a press release revealed through Self-Importance Truthful, a attorney for Mr Bennett mentioned his consumer wouldn’t remark however would take the “next 24 hours, or longer, to organize his response”.

A attorney for Mr Weinstein said the development discovered “a shocking degree of hypocrisy by means of Asia Argento”.

Every Other high-profile accuser of Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan, has additionally reacted to the studies.

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I were given to grasp Asia Argento ten months in the past. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is damaged. i can continue my paintings on behalf of victims far and wide.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018


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None folks understand the reality of the location and that i ’m sure more will likely be revealed. Be mild.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018


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