Rose McGowan has released a statement about the alleged sexual abuse scandal of her old friend Asia Argento with the former children's actor Jimmy Bennett and it makes pretty disturbing statements about the situation.
Rose McGowan, 44, pronounces on the allegations of sexual abuse by the former children's actor Jimmy Bennett, now 22, against her old friend Asia Argento, 42, and she claims that Asia had naked photos from Jimmy, whose photo can be seen below, when he was only 12 years old. The shocking claim came in an official statement that Rose released on August 27 and it proves that the actress did not hold back. Rose had been close friends with Asia last year before Jimmy accused her of allegedly sleeping with him when he was 17 and she was 37. The alleged sexual relationship took place in California, where the age of legal consent is 18 and Jimmy claims that Asia has paid him $ 380,000 to stay silent on the public. Now, Rose, who has been a leader in the # MeToo movement, makes her own opinions, based on what she claims to be facts, about the well-known allegations.
"I would like to start with this statement in the first place thanks to your patience, Rose's official statement began." Many people demanded answers and an answer to the recent events surrounding the Argentine case against Argento. Many people believe that because we have lived in each other's lives over the past year, that I may be affiliated with this incident or be an accomplice. I am not."
"I met Asia for the first time on a red carpet, but it was only last year because of our shared experience of the HW case we connected," she continued, referring to the headline task against Harvey Weinstein. "Asia was someone who understood my trauma so many others did not, we were able to talk to each other and defend each other's voices, we even have matching dot tattoos! Something I had on my IG about a month ago. It is no secret to anyone that I am a blunt, open-hearted, shameless individual, and I think I have the most to do with Asia, they were tense, confrontational and strong-willed and did not care much about how many others they liked or disliked, finding rare things with women in this industry or the world. "
Rose's statement will then support Jimmy's allegations against Asia based on what she claims to have happened afterwards. "But then everything changed," the statement continued. "In a jiffy, I received a phone call and a series of messages from the creature I was dating- Rain Dove. They said they had been blogging with Asia and that Asia had revealed that she had indeed slept with Jimmy Bennet. Rain also shared that Asia had stated that she had received unsolicited nudes from Jimmy since he was 12. Asia mentioned in these texts that she did not take any action on those images. No reporting to authorities, to the parents or blocking the social media of Jimmy. Not even a simple message & # 39; Do not send me these images. They are inappropriate. "A few other details have also been revealed that I am not free to mention in this statement when researchers do their work."
Rose then goes deeper into how she tried to stop the situation. "Rain Dove said they would go to the police with these texts once we were done, whatever happened," she continued. "But they wanted me to be aware of them, so that I could take further action." I answered, "You have to." It must be. "" I did not waste time. "It was not difficult to What was hard was the shock of realizing that everything the MeToo movement was about was about to endanger.An hour after our conversation ended, Rain Dove confirmed that they had transferred the lyrics and were in conversation with agents, almost 48 hours later the texts were in the press. "
Rose's long statement was continued by explaining that she was there for Asia after the shocking death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain to commit suicide and says she went to Berlin with Asia and Dove to leave for a while. "While in Berlin Asia had said that every month she was extorted for a large sum of money by someone who blackmailed them with a provocative image," Rose continued in the statement. "Nobody in the room knew who the blackmailer was, but now we know it's a reference to this matter." Rose ended her statement by admitting that her friendship with Asia is over and she feels for Jimmy. "It is sad to lose a friendship connection, but what is even more sad is what happened to Jimmy Bennet," said the statement. "Whether the extortion case is true or not, it was not fair and it was not right, it's the kind of thing I'm fighting along with so many, the reason I did not release a statement is because I'm honestly extremely humiliated by this I had to step back and realize that in my own activism, while fighting hard with passion, I have to evolve. "
"There must be absolutely no room or tolerance for assault," the Scream said star. "Hard stop, NO." In the end, Rose concluded her statement with a powerful message to Asia itself. "Asia, you were my friend," she said. "I loved you, you spent a lot of money and you risked being part of the MeToo movement, and I really hope you find your way through this process of rehabilitation and improvement, and everyone can do better … I hope you can Be good, be honest, be honest, be honest, let justice stay its course, be the person you want Harvey to be. & # 39;