The Italian actress and director Asia Argento, accused by rock musician and actor Jimmy Bennett of alleged sexual abuse when he was younger, was fired as a jury member of the musical contest "X factor" in Italy.
Those responsible for the program published a statement a few days ago stating that "if the information was published by The New York Timesthis situation would be completely incompatible with the ethical principles and values of the Sky chain.
now, the program will abandon Argento, one of the pioneers of the # MeToo movement, for the next edition that starts on 6 December.
The decision comes after Argento has been seen wrapped in a scandal for alleged sexual abuse committed against Bennett, when she was 37 years old and he was 17.
The news came out thanks to newspaper information The New York Times, who assured Argento reached an amicable settlement with Bennet, agreeing to pay $ 380,000 to stop the accusations against him.
The actress has "categorically" denied these accusations and has ensured that she is "deeply shocked and hurt" by the "absolutely false" news circulating about her.
The meeting between the two – they met in a film she made of her mother – would have happened in 2013 at the Marina del Rey Hotel in California (USA), where the legal age for consent to sexual relationships of 18 years
Rose McGowan asks for the right thing
On the other hand, the actress Rose McGowanthat in addition to the interpreter Asia Argento was raised in one of the maximum figures of the movement "Me too", asked the Italian artist to do "the right thing" in connection with the accusation that this has made for alleged sexual abuse of a minor.
"Asia, you were my friend. You risk a lot of things and go through the movement & # 39; Me Too & # 39; to defend. I really hope you find your way in this process of rehabilitation and improvement, "McGowan said in a statement sent to the media today.
"Everyone can be better. I hope you can do it too. Do the right Be honest Be honest. Let justice follow his course. Be the person you want Harvey (Weinstein) to be"he added in reference to the Hollywood producer who accused the two actresses in the past of having violated them.
I met Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being attacked by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work for victims everywhere.
– rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 20, 2018