‘ASHAMED AND AFRAID’
Who Exposed Asia Argento’s Secret Arrangement?
After someone shared settlement docs, Jimmy Bennett has gone on the record to claim he was sexually abused by Asia Argento, who claims she was sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein.
Jimmy Bennett has spoken. Asia Argento’s alleged sexual abuse victim has released a statement that backs up The New York Times’s bombshell report Sunday that he and Argento had sex when he was a minor and that he received a $380,000 settlement from her. The basic claims of the parties are now known, but the fallout is just beginning.
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Bennett speaks: Bennett kept silent for a few days after The New York Times broke the Argento story, but issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. “I did not initially speak out about my story because I chose to handle it in private with the person who wronged me," he said. "My trauma resurfaced as she came out as a victim herself. I have not made a public statement in the past days and hours because I was ashamed and afraid to be part of the public narrative."