A report in the New York Times earlier this week uncovered a secret hush payment made to former child actor, Jimmy Bennett, who had accused his former co-star, Asia Argento , of sexually assaulting him in , when he was 17 years old. One of the images, seen above, shows Argento and Bennett in bed, apparently topless. Bennett, now 22, was 17 at the time; the age of consent in California is Argento also sent her friend a picture of what is apparently a note Bennett left on the night in question. He was on top of me. After, he told me I had been his sexual fantasy since was
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Asia Argento says she did not have sex with then year-old Jimmy Bennett , but a photo and various text messages between Argento and a friend tell a very different story This is one of 4 photos Bennett, now 22, took in a Marina del Rey hotel room back in The then year-old Argento and Bennett are on a bed shirtless, their heads on a pillow and their arms entangled. Sources tell TMZ the pic was taken after the 2 had intercourse. It's a crime in California for an adult to have sex with a person under Argento released a statement Tuesday, saying, "I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett. Above are partial text exchanges between Argento and one of her friends. Argento and the friend went back and forth in the midst of the backlash from the New York Times story that ran Sunday about her and Bennett.
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Asia Argento, the Italian actress and director, was among the first women to publicly accuse the Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She became a leading personality in the MeToo movement. But in the recent months, the year-old actress appeared in the headlines after Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician accused her of sexually assaulting him in a California hotel room in , when he was 17, and the actress then was Argento in a later report denied any sexual assault of the young actor. However, a leaked topless image of Argento in bed with the then year-old Bennett and few texts, tell a completely different story. Argento said that she never had sex with Bennett. The photo and various text messages between Argento and a friend tell an entirely different story.
Yesterday, actress Asia Argento strongly denied accusations that she sexually assaulted a former co-star when he was underage, instead claiming that her late boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, paid her accuser out of compassion. And they also published various text messages between Argento and a friend in which she "flat-out says she had sex with him. TMZ writes that the photo above was one of four pics that Bennett, now 22, took in a Marina del Rey hotel room back in They add: "The then year-old Argento and Bennett are on a bed shirtless, their heads on a pillow and their arms entangled.