Lysette Anthony defends Asia Argento

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British starlet Lysette Anthony, understood for her function as Marnie Nightingale in Hollyoaks, has actually protected fellow Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento.

This follows claims made by star Jimmy Bennett that Argento sexually attacked him in 2013.

“I can not wait while Asia Argento is tossed under a bus,” Anthony stated in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“She has actually been extremely bold withstanding Weinstein. And now she’s being penalized.”

“She’s being damned and abused,” she stated.

Argento has actually rejected any sexual misbehavior with Bennett.

She was among the very first to speak up versus Hollywood magnate Weinstein, who has actually been implicated of sexual misbehavior by more than 70 ladies.

Anthony declares that Weinstein assaulted her at her London house in the late 1980s.

It was a “pitiful, revolting” attack, the British starlet declared, that had actually left her “ashamed and disgusted”.

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Image caption Weinstein will next appear in court for a hearing on 20 September

“When Asia informed her story it was definitely similar to mine and I can not in excellent conscience let her bring the concern,” Anthony stated.

“I understand individuals have actually been relaxing table planning to discover us complicit. This is not a story of starlets attempting to enhance their professions,” she continued.

“I have actually waived my right to privacy since it provided me a voice. Individuals should ask themselves a really easy concern: Why am I the only starlet in Britain who has had the guts to utilize her name? Why the silence?”, Anthony asked.

Over the weekend, it was reported that Argento has actually been dismissed as a judge of X Factor Italy.

Audiences will still see her on the very first 7 episodes of the season, which were currently shot previously this summertime, however the live part of the program is anticipated to start with a brand-new judge and the rest of the primary cast in late October.

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