Asia Argento allegedly paid-off a male 17-year-old actor who accused her of sexual assault

According to reports from the New York Times

Asia Argento allegedly paid-off a male 17-year-old actor who accused her of sexual assault
Stars Insider

20/08/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Asia Argento

The world has been rocked with the news that Asia Argento, one of the alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein, and a key voice of the #MeToo movement, has been accused of sexually assaulting and paying off a young male actor.

According to reports from the New York Times, Jimmy Bennett an actor and rock musician who played Argento's son in the film 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things' says the Italian actress forced herself on him in a hotel room in California when he was 17 years old.

Bennett claims that Argento paid him a sum of (USD)$380,000 to stay quiet about the incident. Since Argento has become a figure of the anti-sexual assault movement, Bennett has decided to come forward with his story.

Recalling what allegedly took place, Bennett reported that, "Ms. Argento asked the family member to leave so she could be alone with the actor. She gave him alcohol to drink and showed him a series of notes she had written to him on hotel stationery. Then she kissed him, pushed him back on the bed, removed his pants and performed oral sex. She climbed on top of him and the two had intercourse, the document says. She then asked him to take a number of photos."

Argento has yet to respond to the allegations.

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