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Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off Her Own Accuser Following Harvey Weinstein Accusations

Asia Argento Reportedly Paid Off Her Own Accuser Following Harvey Weinstein Accusations

Asia Argento, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct last year and became a vocal member of the #MeToo movement, reportedly reached a settlement with her own accuser according to a bombshell report by The New York Times on Sunday (August 19).

The accuser, 22-year-old Jimmy Bennett, once played her son in 2004′s The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.

The report claims that after Asia made the allegations against Harvey, she paid a $380,000 financial agreement with Jimmy, who claimed that Asia sexually assaulted him two months after his 17th birthday years ago in a California hotel room.

The report also alleges that Asia‘s former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, “helped Ms. Argento navigate the matter.”

Among the documents that the NYT received was reportedly a selfie of Asia and Jimmy lying in a bed together from May of 2013.

Asia did not respond to requests for comment from the NYT.

This story is still developing. For the full report, head to NYTimes.com.

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