What happens when you’re one of the biggest vocal supporters of the #MeToo movement, so big that it’s like you’re almost one of the creators, and then all of a sudden you get caught allegedly paying off a former child actor who accused you of sexual assault? Well, you just reminded everyone in the world about the double standard and disgusting hypocrisy that liberals and Democrats constantly live in.
Her name is Asia Argento and she’s reportedly an actress, director, and writer according to IMDB – but she’s also one of the first and biggest names when it comes to sparking the #MeToo movement. Asia Argento was a huge voice when it came to the #MeToo movement that sparked a national outrage on Twitter, causing other actresses to get involved, and turned into a massive movement in which people in Hollywood were constantly calling out others, all while forgetting that people in Hollywood were committing the crimes.
What seems to be the case is that Asia Argento reportedly paid off a young male actor, secretly, after he had accused her of sexual misconduct. The accusations he put out there came in the months after she called out Harvey Weinstein. Funny how that works, right?
His name is Jimmy Bennett and it’s reported, by the New York Times, that he was paid $380,000 by Argento. Bennett was just two months over his 18th birthday, so there was no crime there, however, Argento was 37-years-old at the time. If this accusation had gone public right after she was throwing Harvey Weinstein under the bus, then she would have been disgraced a long time ago. Instead, she’s disgraced now. Although the age of consent in California, the location where the alleged sexual assault had taken place, it was a matter of age difference and the fact that she was calling out sexual predators, but there she was paying off someone who accused her of being a sexual predator.
It gets worse. The New York Times (via Hollywood Reporter) “reports that it has seen the legal documents that lay out Bennett’s assault claims and the payments arranged between his lawyers and Argento’s.
Bennett’s lawyers sent a notice of intent to sue Argento in November, claiming that the sexual assault was so traumatic that it affected his mental health and stymied his acting career. The notice was sent to Richard Hofstetter, the late Anthony Bourdain’s longtime lawyer, who was representing Argento at the time.
The legal documents outlining the accusations against Argento were sent not long after she went public with her own sexual assault allegations against Weinstein. Argento accused Weinstein of raping her when she was 21 in an incident that took place in 1997 in a bombshell New Yorker report published on Oct. 10.
The avalanche of sexual assault allegations against Weinstein by dozens of women sparked the global #MeToo and Time’s Up movement that exposed sexual harassment by men in the entertainment industry and wider society. Since the Weinstein allegations became public, Argento, with the support of Bourdain who was her boyfriend until his suicide in June, has spoken out about sexual harassment both in Hollywood and her home country of Italy and also gave high profile talks on the subject at Harvard University and at the Cannes Film Festival.
Shortly after the report was made public on Monday, Argento’s ally Rose McGowan publicly distanced herself, tweeting, “I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere.”
Isn’t that just a little bit disappointing and yet another example of how the leftists live in a world of hypocrisy? We have a woman who is putting Harvey Weinstein on blast for sexual assault, and there she was herself being accused of sexual assault. Doesn’t it always seem like the ones who are most vocal often have something to hide?
These details are directly from the Hollywood Reporter article, written by Abid Rahman (follow him on Twitter):
“He claims that he arrived at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey to meet Argento in her hotel room on May 10, 2013, with a family member.
Argento asked to be alone with Bennett and the family member left.
Bennett claims Argento gave him alcohol and also showed him notes she had made on hotel stationery.
She then proceeded to kiss him and perform oral sex before having intercourse with him.
The documents say that Argento then asked to take a number of photos with him.
Photos of Argento and Bennett semi-clothed in bed, as well as an Instagram post of their faces taken on that day, were included in the notice of intent to sue.
Bennett’s lawyers claim that Argento presenting herself as a victim of sexual assault as well as taking a prominent role in the #MeToo movement triggered memories of his own assault, according to the legal documents.
His lawyers claim that the assault affected him emotionally and was detrimental to his career. Since the incident, Bennett only has a few film and TV credits to his name.”
How did they meet? They worked on a film together in 2004. It was called “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things” and Bennett was just seven-years-old at the time. He was playing a character who was neglected and abused by a man.
Bennett is 22 now.
The #MeToo movement makes sense for people who are real victims, but then it turned into a big joke where people were being accused of sexual predator crimes just for stupid things like saying someone looks nice. There’s a huge difference between pulling a Bill Cosby and complimenting someone. Remember that.
One of Argento’s biggest movies was XXX with Vin Diesel, but mostly her career is a slew of B-style performances. Nothing really stands out too much on her line of work. However, she became very well known after she became one of the first and most vocal voices trashing Harvey Weinstein for his sexual predator related crimes.
Now she’s being outed as a perpetrator of sexual assault after she was one of the biggest voices against sexual assault.
That’s hypocrisy, right?
Here’s Asia Argento and Harvey Weinstein. I guess they have more in common than we thought.