Asia Argento reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser

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Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo movement, reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser.

The New York Times reports Argento paid $380,000 to 22-year-old actor Jimmy Bennett, after he claimed that he was sexually assaulted by her in a California hotel room.

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The claim dates back to when Bennett was only two months past his 17th birthday, while Argento was 37. The age of consent in California is 18. 

Both appeared in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, where they played mother and son.  Read more...

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