Asia Argento Allegedly Paid Off Male Accuser Claiming She Sexually Assaulted Him
According to a report by The New York Times, Asia Argento, who’s been a prominent #MeToo activist and was one of Harvey Weinstein’s most prominent accusers, paid off a male accusing her of sexual assault for $380,000.
The 42-year-old Italian actress reached a financial settlement with Jimmy Bennett, who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident. Now, 22, he says she sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room. In the documents, he says she kissed him before performing oral sex on him and engaging in intercourse.
The Times reports that Jimmy’s attorney said, “In the coming days Jimmy will continue doing what he has been doing over the past months and years, focusing on his music.”
Asia’s late boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain — who died of suicide on June 8 — “helped Ms. Argento navigate the matter,” the Times reports.
Read more at The Times.