Weinstein accuser Asia Argento settled her own sexual assault allegation
20 August, 2018, 19:43 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
Asia Argento came forward as one of the first accusers of movie industry mogul Harvey Weinstein, but now a new report claims that the actress may have committed a sexual assault accuser of her own - an underage actor who she reportedly paid off to keep quiet.
According to New YorkTimes, Bennett claimed Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013, just two months after his 17th birthday.
The Times also reports that Anthony Bourdain, Argento's late boyfriend who died of suicide in June, "helped Ms. Argento navigate the matter". The report included emails from Argento's lawyer brokering the deal and a photo of the two in bed in a hotel room where the encounter allegedly took place.
The Times insisted that Argento's reps did not respond to requests for comment leading up to the story's publication on Sunday.
Argento then asked to take a number of photos with Bennett, according to the documents cited by The New York Times.
Actors Asia Argento, left, and Rose McGowan, who have both accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, are seen participating in a #MeToo march in Rome on International Women's Day this year. The claim alleges the incident had hindered the actor's mental health, plus his work and income.
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