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.’
Jimmy Bennett, the actor who accused Asia Argento of sexual assault, was pressed about his progress Sunday in Italy in his first television interview.
Bennett is confronted with questions of La 7 Massimo Gilletti about the accusations levied against Argento, who denies the allegations.
Bennett accused Argento of setting up a sexual encounter with him in California in 2013, when he was 17 – under the state’s age of consent and she was 37. (The legal age of consent in California is 18 years old.)
The former child-star pointed to the experience in the interview with Gilletti and accused Argento – who had worked with him 10 years earlier in the 2004 film “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things,” when he was 7 years old as of the start of the whole thing, according to The Daily Beast.
“She started kissing me longer and longer… and it felt to me that it was less, but a friendly thing and more of something they tried to push or explore,” he said. “It turned into her placing her hands on me and the next thing was when she pushed me on the bed and took my pants off.”
Asked whether the encounter was “complete,” Bennett said, that it was.
“The power that they had over the situation made me feel powerless in a way,” he said.
Even with Bennett to go into all the small details to Gilletti, the host does not seem to feel like the story was convincing enough, according to The Daily Beast.
“It is hard to believe that a woman can rape a man, an act of sex, which is complete cannot be rape for sure,” Gilletti said Bennett’s lawyer, Gordon Sattro intervention.
Gilletti pressed further after he showed the picture of Bennett and Argento in bed presumably after they had sex.
“I’m sorry, but you’re not angry, you’re not in this picture, is to be traumatized,” Gilletti said. “You don’t look here as someone who was afraid.”
Argento has denied Bennett’s allegations.
“I am deeply shocked and grieved by the reading of the news that is absolutely false. I have never had a sexual relationship with Bennett,” she said in a statement last month.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.