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By Jessica Sager. According to the Hollywood ReporterArgento, 43, said she pitied Bennett, now 22, despite him accusing her of sexually assaulting him when he was just 17 years old. The actress said Bennett, who she claims she did not know was underage, asked to come to her hotel room to go over a script with her when the assault allegedly occurred.
A report in the New York Times last month uncovered a secret hush payment made to former child actor, Jimmy Bennett, who had accused his former co-star, Asia Argentoof sexually assaulting him inwhen he was 17 years old. Now, Argento has released a second statement through her lawyer, Mark Jay Heller, which further disputes the claims made by Bennett while insisting that she is in fact the victim. These are statements that are meant to intimidate, shame and insult my client.
Earlier inJimmy Bennett claimed that he and Argento had sex at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California when he was 17 and she was Earlier inBennett, 22, claimed that he and Argento - whom he starred with in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things when he was eight and she played his mother - had sex at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California when he was 17 and she was The legal age of consent in the state is
Italian actress Asia Argento has admitted she had sex with young actor Jimmy Bennett in The year-old — who last month denied ever having a sexual relationship with Bennett — said during an Italian TV show interview on Sunday that she "froze" at the time. The year-old actor gave his account on September 24 on Italian TV, saying, "It turned into her placing her hands on me and following that was when she pushed me onto the bed and took my pants off.
The age of consent in California is Argento later denied the claim and also alleged that her late boyfriend Anthony Bourdain was involved with paying Bennett. The entire case is incredibly complex.
The US actor who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager said Wednesday that he had been too "ashamed and afraid" to speak publicly against the Italian actress and abuse campaigner. Argento, who shot into the headlines for accusing disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid Jimmy Bennett hush money after he claimed that she sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room in The actor and rock musician was years-old at the time of the alleged assault.
Asia Argento is being slammed by her accuser's lawyer for her "victim-shaming" statement. Jimmy Bennett accused Argento of sexual assault stemming from a incident in a hotel room in California when he was 17 and the actress was This is a familiar tactic which has been criticized by the MeToo movement repeatedly over the past year. In Hollywood, the one thing that has never and will never be condoned, or tolerated, is the abuse of child actors.
Rose McGowan is speaking out about the sexual assault claims made against Asia Argento. In a lengthy statement explaining her involvement in the case, McGowan asserts, "Many people believe that because we have been close in each other's lives over the past year that perhaps I am affiliated with this incident or being complicit. I am not.