Asia Argento, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, had to pay a man $380k. All to keep him silent after she sexually assaulted him when he was only 17. Argento is a leader in the #MeToo movement, so this looks like sheer hypocrisy to me.
Former child actor, Jimmy Bennett, was Argento’s victim. He was barely 17. The age of consent in California is 18.
That will change when Ca lawmakers realize the younger they start the more babies they can kill.
According to a report in The New York Times, Argento paid former child actor Jimmy Bennett $380,000. Bennett claims that in 2013, a then 37-year-old Argento assaulted him in a California hotel only two months past his 17th birthday. The age of consent in California is 18.
The Times reports that is has seen the legal documents that layout Bennett’s assault claims and the payments arranged between his lawyers and Argento’s.
Bennett’s lawyers sent a notice of intent to sue Argento in November, claiming that the sexual assault was so traumatic that it affected his mental health and stymied his acting career. The notice was sent to Richard Hofstetter, the late Anthony Bourdain’s longtime lawyer, who was representing Argento at the time.
The legal documents outlining the accusations against Argento were sent not long after she went public with her own sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. Argento accused Weinstein of raping her when she was 21 in an incident that took place in 1997 in a bombshell New Yorkerreport published on Oct. 10.
I guess things are different when the condom is on the other foot or whatever.