Asia Argento has been accused of sexual assault: Rose McGowan heartbroken
According to a new report, the actress Asia Argento, one of the first prominent women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual violence, has agreed to pay from its own sexual abuse accuser. Colleague #MeToo activist and Weinstein prosecutor Rose McGowan says her ‘heart is broken.’
CNN has pulled episodes of the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s show “s Unknown” which function now-disgraced actress Asia Argento.
Argento, who had a courtship with Bourdain at the time of his death, was featured in two episodes of the show. Both are no longer available on CNN Go, the company’s streaming platform. The episodes will reportedly also not be shown in syndication.
Recently came to light that Argento allowed Bourdain to pay $380,000 actor Jimmy Bennett. The actor had requested legal action against the actress for an alleged sexual encounter that took place when he was 17 and she was 37.
“In the light of the recent news stories about Asia Argento, CNN will stop airing past episodes of “s Unknown” that her, until further notice,” a spokesperson from the network told Fox News.
The episodes that feature of Argento are Bourdain’s trip to Rome in Season 8 and Hong Kong in Season 11, the last one that they actually aimed. As Deadline notes, Bourdain mentioned earlier, the Rome episode of their “beautiful show” and Hong Kong is a “professional highlight.”
Representatives for CNN not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
As previously reported, Argento, a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement that helped bring down disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, was revealed in a New York Times article to be paid from Bennett. The sexual incident reportedly occurred in a hotel room years ago, where Bennett, who played the role of Argento’s son in a movie when he was 4 years old, claims Argento gave him alcohol, performed oral sex and then had sex with him.
Argento denied the allegations, but confirmed that Bourdain offered to pay out of Bennett so that the allegations would not be a problem for her audience at a time that she was getting a lot of attention for her allegations against Weinstein.
“My trauma again as she came out as a victim himself. I have not made a public statement in recent days and hours, because I was ashamed and afraid to be a part of the audience the story,” Bennett said in a statement.
In addition to having her episodes of “Unknown” pulled, Argento was discontinued as a judge for the back half of ‘X Factor Italy’ this season.