The Italian actress, who is one of the leading figures in the "I too" movement (#MeToo) and who was one of the first to accuse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, denied five years ago having had a sexual relationship with a young teenager.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett received $ 380,000 from her for an alleged incident in 2013 at a Los Angeles hotel.
Asia Argente paid $ 380,000 to hide allegations of sexual aggression
Bennett was two months old after his 17th birthday, one year under the California license, during the presumed meeting, while Argentetto was 37 years old.
"I deny and completely oppose the content of the article in the New York Times, which is distributed in national and international media," said her agent in a statement. "I am deeply shocked and hurt after reading the news that is absolutely false, I have never had a sexual relationship with Bennett," she continues.
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Argentetto said she was only a few years with friendship with Bennet.
They both played together in "The Heart Is Surferful Above All Things", in which Argento plays Bennett's mother.
The actress says: "Our friendship ended when, after my statement on the Weinstein case, Bennett unexpectedly asked for an excessive amount of money."
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