Rose McGowan responded to a report Asia Argento paid out of sexual abuse accuses.
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Rose McGowan said Monday she was devastated, after a bombshell report revealed Asia Argento has agreed to pay $380,000 to an actor who is accused of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old.
“I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago,” McGowan wrote in a tweet. “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.”
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.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018
Argento, one of the first prominent women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, claimed the attack took place in a California hotel room in 2013, The New York Times reported. The age of consent in California is 18 years old.
Nor Argento’s representatives, nor the actor’s lawyer immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
A bombshell report claimed Asia Argento paid out of her own sexual abuse accuser.
The newspaper obtained documents sent between lawyers for Argento and the prosecutor’s office that laid out a payment schedule. The paper also had a picture of May 9, 2013 revealed that the two are in a bed together.
On that date, according to a notice of intent to sue document is sent to Argento then a lawyer in November, Argento met the actor at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California. After him alcohol, Argento kissed him and performed oral sex on him for the two sexual intercourse, the report said.
The notice of intent asked for $3.5 million in damages. The Times reported that the final agreement was reached in April of this year.
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Argento, now 42, played a prominent role in the demise of Weinstein, the former head of Miramax. In October of last year, The New Yorker published allegations by Argento that Weinstein violence performed oral sex on her in 1997.
Argento and McGowan was one of the actresses that gave rise to the global “MeToo” movement and prompted a new investigation of the conduct of leading men in other sectors, particularly in media and entertainment.
Weinstein has been charged in New York with first – and third-degree rape and first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act. He faces up to 37 years in prison, if convicted.
Fox News’ Sam Steward contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.