A prominent member of the #MeToo movement who was one of 13 women to originally accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment settled a civil lawsuit made by a male accuser against her for the same behavior.
“[I]n the months that followed her revelations about Mr. Weinstein last October, Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past his 17th birthday. She was 37,” according to The New York Times.
Asia Argento is a prominent Hollywood actress and director, and former girlfriend of the late cooking show superstar Anthony Bourdain. She has been one of the loudest critics of the culture of sexual abuse in show business. Her “activism” has been an elaborate ruse.
The New York Times received documents that chronicled the settlement agreement via encrypted email from an “unidentified party.”
“The documents, which were sent to The New York Times through encrypted email by an unidentified party, include a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two lying in bed,” the paper wrote. “As part of the agreement, Mr. Bennett, who is now 22, gave the photograph and its copyright to Ms. Argento, now 42. Three people familiar with the case said the documents were authentic.”
Neither Argento nor her attorney, Carrie Goldberg, have responded to any requests for comment.
“We hope nothing like this ever happens to you again,” Goldberg wrote in letter to Bennett detailing the final settlement agreement. “You are a powerful and inspiring creator and it is a miserable condition of life that you live among shitty individuals who’ve preyed on both your strengths and your weaknesses.”
Argento’s is another story that proves that nothing is beyond the pale for the sexual deviants in Hollywierd.
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