The Italian actress Asia Argento (Asia Arjento) denied Tuesday that he was illegally connected to a youthful teenager five years ago.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that A. Argento had paid 380,000 to Jimmy Bennett (Jimmy Benet), accused the Hollywood magnet Harvey Weinstein (Harvey Veinstein) of raping her. US $ 332,000 for an incident in a Los Angeles hotel. The young actor and musician claimed that the film starved him when he was 17 years old.
A. Argento is one of the most prominent members of the # MeToo activists against sexual harassment.
As the New York Times writes, the 42-year-old actor signed an agreement after receiving a formal announcement of Bennett's intention to submit a case to her.
"I categorically reject and deny the content of the article in the New York Times … distributed in national and international news," says the actress's statement.
"I was deeply shocked and insulted by reading such fake news.I never had sexual intercourse with Bennett," I believe in it.
Bennett claims that the Californian hotel in 2013 had a relationship with A. Argento. In California, 18 years is considered an age when a person can already give free and informative consent to a sexual relationship with another person.
According to The New York Times, the daily-received court documents authenticated by three persons familiar with the case.