Jimmy Bennett and His Allegation Against Asia Argento
Jimmy Bennett, a young actor launched sexual assault complaints against popular Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento. Apparently, the incident occurred when he was 17 years old. But his trauma resurfaced as Asia Argento herself came out with assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Jimmy Bennett gave his case the legal profile. According to statements issued from him through his lawyer, he did not open up previously because he wanted to handle it in private with his assaulter. Jimmy Bennett first made his comments public through the New York report on Monday. It claimed that Asia Argento agreed to a $380,000 settlement over a sexual assault case in a California hotel room in 2013.
Jimmy Bennett shared that previously he did not want to be a part of the public narrative. Since he was underage, he opted for a way that seemed sensible back then. Back at that time, Bennett believed that there was a certain stigma attached to a male in a situation like his. And that people would not understand the whole affair from the perspective of a teenage boy. But now it’s going to be one of the adversities that he has had to deal with in life. Jimmy Bennett wished to move forward from all this. And breaking his silence against Asia Argento is his way of handling it now.
The Instagram post appeared a day after Asia Argento denied being in any sexual relationship with him. The actress revealed that she was only friends with Jimmy Bennett. He played her son in a movie from 2004. She also claimed that the $380,00 payment was made in a response to a notice of intent to sue for $3.5 million. And that her boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain himself handled it. But the late celebrity chef helped Jimmy Bennett economically in exchange for the promise that they would never suffer intrusion from him in their lives.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating Jimmy Bennett’s allegations. Asia Argento was one of the leading females of the #MeToo movement that brought down Hollywood’s very famous producer Harvey Weinstein. She is facing backlash from the public ever since these allegations came up.