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Asia Argento Denies Allegations Made By Jimmy Bennett, Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Him Money

Asia Argento Denies Allegations Made By Jimmy Bennett, Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Him Money

Asia Argento is strongly denying the New York Times report that she paid off her sexual assault accuser, former child star Jimmy Bennett,

“I strongly deny and oppose the contents of the New York Times article dated 20 August 2018, a circulated also in national and international news,” Asia said in a statement (acquired by journalist Yashar Ali.)

“I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett…I was linked to him during several years by friendship only, which ended when, subsequent to my exposure in the Weinstein case, Bennett – who was then undergoing severe economic problems and who had previously undertaken legal actions against his own family requesting millions in damages – unexpectedly made an exorbitant request of money from me. Bennett knew my boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, was a man of great perceived wealth and had his own reputation as a beloved public figure to protect.”

Anthony insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted. Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that such person, who he considered dangerous, could have brought upon us. We decided to deal compassionately with Bennett‘s demand for help and give it to him. Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would non longer suffer any further intrusions in our life,” she continued.

Asia added, “This is, therefore, the umpteenth development of a sequence of events that brings me great sadness and that constitutes a long standing persecution. I have therefore no other choice but to oppose such false allegations and will assume in the short term all necessary initiatives for my protection before all competent venues.”

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

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  • cutitout

    So there were no pictures? If so she better hope he did not keep any copies….

  • Curt Noydb

    Yeah…blame the dead guy

  • Maria M.

    Isn’t it convenient that Bourdain isn’t alive to say something about this? The public always knew Asia is trash, she wasn’t hiding it but apparently she is bigger trash than we though.

  • mahbelle

    that’s right. blame the dead guy.

  • mahbelle

    she did something to Bourdain.

  • Vanity

    what do we really expect from a perverted, low-life piece of trash, blaming a man that loved you & tried to protect you from tarnishing your trashy image. This woman is vile.

  • Vanity

    what do we really expect from a perverted, low-life piece of trash, blaming a man that loved you & tried to protect you from tarnishing your trashy image. This woman is vile.

  • Vanity

    TMZ says they saw a photo of the both of them in bed topless

  • Vanity

    TMZ says they saw a photo of the both of them in bed topless

  • Vanity

    yea she drove him to suicide with guilt.

  • Vanity

    yea she drove him to suicide with guilt.

  • Camille

    Never got what Bourdain saw in this skank! I wouldn’t be surprised if she made up her allegations against harvey

  • Camille

    Never got what Bourdain saw in this skank! I wouldn’t be surprised if she made up her allegations against harvey

  • HG

    Weren’t there pics of them half naked on the hotel bed? And to pin all of this on Bourdain… She’s disgusting on so many levels.

  • HG

    Weren’t there pics of them half naked on the hotel bed? And to pin all of this on Bourdain… She’s disgusting on so many levels.

  • Conte435

    Sorry but it women want to play this game then they themselves become victims of it, if all it takes is a accustion from someone and doesn’t matter if it’s from 20 years ago.

    Every other day there a news story of a women teacher having a sexual relationship with a student, so if they think they are any better in positions of power they are sadly mistaken. The only difference is their victims have the burden of not being perceived as victims by society because they are males.

  • greppinwolf

    Seriously there are photos. The NYT has them (but did not reproduce them for obvious child porn issues.) How nuts does she think the NYT would be?

  • cuzjcacjo

    crazy and gross

  • cuzjcacjo

    i think they have pics but cannot publish b/c he was underage or something. i read that someplace this morning

  • KS_in_TP

    Nope. I’m not buying it. Makes no sense. Paid him off so he wouldn’t cause problems for AB’s reputation? What trouble was there to cause if nobody did anything wrong?