remains. Yesterday the Italian actress and singer visited a popular cycle of TV interviews in her country to give her version of the facts about the alleged abuse to which she would have exposed
Jimmy Bennett, a former child actor when he was 17 years old.
In the program
Not e l & # 39; Arena, led by journalist Massimo Giletti, the same cycle that
Bennett visited last week to tell her story, Argento said that she was actually a victim of the young man in that meeting in 2013.
"What hurts me the most is that they call me a pedophile, I have children and that's a stigma that I do not want anyone," said Argento, who insisted there
re-adopted as a jury of X Factor, the reality show of musical talents in which he participated until it became known that he had concluded an extrajudicial agreement with Bennett not to reveal that meeting. A cash settlement that, according to Argento, was organized by
, his partner at that time and who would commit suicide shortly after, last June.
, of how the film producer continually prosecuted and harassed and refuted parts of the article written by
Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker magazine about that link. "I never went out to eat with him, I never went to bed or lived with him and I never worked with him again after he raped me," Argento said, in contradiction to the newspaper articles. He also gave his opinion on what had happened to Bourdain and the rumors that made him responsible for his death.
"I felt desperate, guilty because I could not see the pain I felt, she never showed me, she protected me: because I was the one who was depressed, he told me that we would be happy, he gave me the best two years of my life and no one can take it from me, & # 39; she explained, through tears.When the driver asked
When she thought that Bourdain's suicide had something to do with his infidelity, Argento replied: "It does not seem credible to me that someone like him, so wise, profound and intelligent, has decided to end his life because of my relationship with another person. "
In the journey of this complicated 2018, Argento also mentioned the public apology he received a few days ago from his exam.
Rose McGowan, who together with her partner Rain Dove had sent text messages that implied that Argento was equal to Weinstein, the perpetrator of the two. "These two women sold the messages so it seemed like I told them that he had received photo's from Bennett since he was 12. It was a lie, but that's why people called me a pedophile," said Argento.
he wrote that he had misinterpreted the messages and that he had made a mistake in his statements about the Italian actress. That seems to have ended the whole affair with a tweet from his previous partner in the #MeToo movement: "Now I continue with your life and stop hurting other people, not with Rose?"
Although I am grateful
@rosemcgowan for her complete apology after her unfounded allegations about me, if she had spent it before, I kept my work on X-factor and avoided the constant accusations of pedophilia that I have experienced in real life and online.
https://t.co/ZwH0poL0nR&- Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento)
September 27, 2018