Asia Argento's picture with her then-17-year-old victim was released!
The shocking news hit everyone following the #MeToo movement, right in the face! Asia Argento (42) who was one of the most important first accusers in Harvey Weinstein's case, had paid a victim of hers off! A then 17-year-old boy, Jimmy Bennett (22 now), whom she played with in the movie, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. The assault happened back in 2013 in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California, where the age of consent is 18! Asia had paid $200,000 to Jimmy in order to settle.
Now, more evidence has been revealed. A picture of them in bed and Asia’s messages to her friends about the incident!
An email written to Asia by her lawyer has also been revealed and it read like this: "Ultimately, you decided against the non-disclosure [NDA] language because you felt it was inconsistent with the public messages you’ve conveyed about the societal perils of non-disclosure agreements."
"Bennett could theoretically tell people his claims against you. However, under this agreement, he cannot sue you for them."
"Nor can he post the photo of the two of you. At the very he is not permitted to bother you for more money, disparage you or sue -- so long as you comply with your obligations in the agreement."
According to the documents, she gave him alcohol, kiss him, pushed him onto the bed and started performing on him then climbed on him to have intercourse with him!
Bennett’s attorney Sattro has released a statement saying: "At this time, our client, Jimmy Bennett, does not wish to comment on the documents or the events discussed in the New York Times article yesterday evening,"
"While we realize that the news cycle demands an immediate response, many times, people need more than a few minutes or hours to respond. We are asking that you give our client some time and space."
"Jimmy is going to take the next 24 hours, or longer, to prepare his response,"
"We ask that you respect our client's privacy during this time. My office will reach out once he is prepared to deliver his official response."
Rose McGowan (44), Asia Argento friend was pretty shocked by the news and took it to her twitter saying:
"I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein."
"My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere."
"None of us know the truth of the situation and I’m sure more will be revealed. Be gentle."
Asia Argento is not the only one who has been accused of assaulting! Here is a list of the others!