Actress Who Accused Weinstein Paid Hush Money to Her Own Sexual Assault Accuser
Actress Asia Argento has been a vocal proponent of the #MeToo movement since her sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein went public. But according to a recent report by New York Times, Argento paid $380,000 to actor Jimmy Bennett after allegedly sexually assaulting him in a hotel room in 2013 when he was 17. The two had worked together as mother and son in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All things.
Bennett, now 22 years old, sent a notice of intent to sue to Argento in November of last year, describing an incident of ‘sexual battery’ that he says has detrimentally affected his work and “threatened his mental health.” According to his lawyer, Gordon K. Sattro, “His feelings about that day were brought to the forefront recently when Ms. Argento took the spotlight as one of the many victims of Harvey Weinstein.”
The actress herself spoke about her own sexual assault experience at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. She is amongt many women who later came forward with similar allegations. Weinstein’s trial of six charges based off accusations of three women will start next month.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org