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Director Rob Cohen Responds to Asia Argento's Sexual Assault Claims

Rob Cohen has issued a statement after Asia Argento accused the director of sexual assault.

“He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,” the 45-year-old actress recalled in a new interview for Variety. “At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed.”

Asia says that the assault took place while filming xXx with Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson.

A spokesperson for Rob has issued a statement about the accusations, via E! News.

“Mr. Cohen categorically denies Asia Argento’s accusation of assault against him as absolutely false,” the statement reads. “When they worked together, they had an excellent working relationship and Mr. Cohen considered her a friend, so this claim dating back to 2002 is bewildering, especially given what has been reported about her in recent years.”

Asia was one of Harvey Weinstein‘s accusers as well, and also faced allegations of her own.

Asia Argento Accuses 'Fast & The Furious' Director Rob Cohen of Sexual Abuse

Asia Argento is coming forward with accusations of sexual abuse.

The 45-year-old actress and director confirmed to Variety on Sunday (January 24) that she made allegations of sexual assault against Fast & The Furious director Rob Cohen.

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“It’s the first time I’m talking about Cohen. He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,” she said to the Milan Daily, referring to the anesthetic associated with date rape.

“At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed,” she also said. She alleged that the assault took place while she was filming xXx alongside Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson.

“I confirm what [was] reported by [Il Corriere della Sera],” she confirmed to the outlet.

“I talk about it in my autobiography,” she went on to say, referring to upcoming autobiography Anatomy of a Wild Heart, out in Italy on January 26.

During an appearance on Verissimo to promote the book, she explained that she had not previously come out with the accusations for various reasons.

“I discovered later, speaking with a friend who opened my eyes about that substance [GHB],” she explained.

Once she fully realized what happened, she “did not want to create another storm,” but “since two women have spoken against [Cohen], including his daughter,” she decided to come forth with her accusations.

He was previously accused of assaulting an unnamed victim while she was unconscious in 2015, as well as allegations from his daughter Valkyrie Weather who accused him of molesting her when she was a child and of taking her to visit sex workers in overseas shooting locations when she was a teen. Rob Cohen has denied the allegations in both cases.

Asia Argento recently faced allegations of her own – find out what happened.

'Fast & The Furious' Director Rob Cohen Accused of Sexual Assault

Rob Cohen, the director of films like The Fast and the Furious, xXx, and Alex Cross, has been accused of sexual assault.

The 70-year-old filmmaker allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while she was unconscious, according to a report published by the Huffington Post.

A woman, who is remaining anonymous, accused Cohen of assaulting her after being invited to a business meeting to discuss a TV pilot. She says she began feeling “fuzzy” after dinner, went to another bar with him, and then next thing she remembered was waking up naked with the director’s “face in her crotch and his fingers inside her.”

Cohen‘s lawyer Martin Singer denies the allegations.

“The proposed Story is an outrageous defamatory hit piece, making extraordinarily offensive assertions that my client engaged in heinous sexual misconduct, criminal wrongdoing, and other inappropriate behavior, which are vehemently disputed and denied by my client,” Singer wrote in a 13-page letter to HuffPost.

Cohen‘s own daughter Valkyrie Weather accused him of molesting her as a child earlier this year.

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