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The #MeToo Leader Asia Argento Sexually Assaulted Jimmy Bennett And Arranged To Pay Him $380,000 To Keep Quiet

The #MeToo Leader Asia Argento Sexually Assaulted Jimmy Bennett And Arranged To Pay Him $380,000 To Keep Quiet

The New York Times reported yesterday that #MeToo leader Asia Argento sexually assaulted Jimmy Bennett back in 2013 when the actor-musician was only 17

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that several months after publicly accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, Asia Argento made a deal with young actor-musician Jimmy Bennett who accused her of sexual assault. Argento has been the leading figure in the #MeToo movement after becoming the first woman to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

 Argento and Bennett. Photo courtesy of AFP

Argento and Bennett. Photo courtesy of AFP

The New York Times claims to have lawyers' documents that they received "through encrypted email by an unidentified party," showing that Bennett was sexually assaulted by Argento back in 2013 when he was only 17. Bennett has said that the assault took place in a hotel in California, where the age of consent is 18.

Bennett has since given Argento the copyright to "a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two, lying in bed" after asking for $3.5 million in damages. It was later arranged for Argento to pay $380,000 in installments, the first of which was paid last April. Neither Bennett or Argento have made any public comments since The New York Times broke the story this past weekend.

It’s crazy to see how quickly the tables can turn for Asia Argento based on a single instance that happened five years ago. Let us know what you think about Argento, Bennett and the #MeToo movement in the comments section below. Be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more Hollywood news and other entertaining reads.

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