Jimmy Bennett speaks out after Asia Argento denies accusations of assault

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Bennett, who declares he was sexually attacked by Argento when he was 17 and she was 37, stated his injury resurfaced after Argento implicated Harvey Weinstein of rape last October

Jimmy Bennett, the 22-year-old star who implicated Asia Argento of sexually attacking him in 2013, has launched a declaration to the Hollywood Reporter after Argento rejected the accusations on Tuesday.

“I did not at first speak up about my story since I decided to manage it in personal with the individual who mistreated me,” stated Bennett, who declares the supposed occurrence happened at a southern California hotel in 2013, when Bennett was 17, underage in the state, and Argento was 37. “My injury resurfaced as she came out as a victim herself. I have actually not made a public declaration in the previous days and hours due to the fact that I was scared and embarrassed to be part of the general public story.”

In October 2017, Argento, understood for functions in xXx and Land of the Dead, implicated Harvey Weinstein of sexual attacking her at a Cannes hotel in 1997. After going public with the claims, she rapidly ended up being a prominent voice in the #MeToo motion. Previously this week in the New York Times, it was reported that Argento had actually organized to pay $380,000 to her own accuser, who appeared as Argento’s kid in her 2004 movie The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things.

Argento rejected the reports in a declaration on Tuesday, stating she “never ever had any sexual relationship with Bennett” and was “deeply stunned and harmed by having actually checked out news that is definitely incorrect”. Argento went on to declare that her late partner, the chef Anthony Bourdain , “firmly insisted the matter be managed independently” and paid Bennett to reduce exactly what she called his “serious financial issues”.

“We chose to deal compassionately with Bennett’s need for assistance and offer it to him,” Argento included. “Anthony personally carried out to assist Bennett financially, upon the condition that we would not suffer any more invasions in our life.”

u-responsive-ratio”> Asia Asia Argento in 2017. Photo: Lenny/IPA/Rex/ Shutterstock

On Wednesday, TMZ launched images and text in between Argento and a good friend that appear to oppose her claims that their relationship was not of a sexual nature. In one image, the set can be seen depending on a bed together partially nude.

In the text, Argento composes: “I made love with him it felt unusual. I didn’t understand he was a small till the shakedown letter,” an obvious recommendation to the notification of intent to take legal action against sent out by Bennett’s attorneys to Argento in November. In another text acquired by the website, Argento composed, “The public understands absolutely nothing, just exactly what NYT composed. Which is one sided. The shakedown letter. The randy kid leapt me.”

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