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Monday, Aug. 20, 2018|1:49 p.m.
New York City– Italian actress Asia Argento– one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo motion against unwanted sexual advances– just recently settled a grievance filed against her by a young star and musician who said she sexually attacked him when he was 17, the New york city Times reported.
Argento, 42, settled the notice of intent to take legal action against filed by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000 quickly after she said last October that movie magnate Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Times reported.
Argento and Bennett co-starred in a 2004 movie called “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” in which Argento played Bennett’s woman of the street mom.
Bennett states in the notice that he made love with Argento in a California hotel in 2013. The age of permission in California is 18.
The notice states the encounter shocked Bennett and harm his profession, the Times reported.
The newspaper said it received court files that included a selfie of Argento and Bennett in bed. 3 people familiar with the case said the files were genuine, the Times reported.
In a declaration to The Associated Press on Monday, an attorney for Bennett said the actor “does not want to comment on the documents or the events” at this time.
The statement asked for privacy and kept in mind that Bennett would take “the next 24 Hr, or longer, to prepare his action.”
Argento became one of the most popular activists of the #MeToo motion after she told the New Yorker magazine that Weinstein raped her at the Cannes Movie Festival in 1997 when she was 21. Argento told the publication that she continued to have a relationship with Weinstein due to the fact that she was afraid of outraging him.
Weinstein has been prosecuted on sex criminal activity accusations including 3 females, but not including Argento.
Representatives for Argento did not respond to a request from The Associated Press for remark.