Asia Argento to Be Cut From 'X Factor Italy' If Assault Claim Is "Confirmed," Producers Say
Sky Italia and FreemantleMedia Italia said that if the Times story was "confirmed" then "we would have no choice but to take note of it and put an end to the collaboration with Asia Argento."Sky Italia and FreemantleMedia Italia, producers of singing competition X Factor Italy, where Argento is a judge, released a statement saying Argento was always chosen for her musical and television skills, but if the Times story "were to be confirmed" then the show would cut ties with the actress.
Asia Argento on Tuesday morning denied that she ever had a sexual relationship with an underage male in response to a New York Times report alleging she paid off a sexual assault accuser . Asia Argento Denies Alleged Sexual Assault , Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Off Accuser .
Asia Argento calls sexual assault claims 'false,' says Anthony Bourdain paid off accuser . Argento claims that it was the late Anthony Bourdain ‘s idea to settle with Bennett, whom she says was going through “severe economic problems.”
Asia Argento on Tuesday morning denied that she ever had a sexual relationship with an underage male in response to a Monday New York Times report.
The Italian actress, who was one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, was accused of secretly paying off a young male actor who accused her of sexual misconduct in the months after her revelations about the disgraced movie mogul.
Argento said the assault never happened. However, she did say a payment was made to child actor Jimmy Bennett by her then-boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, so Bennett would stop harassing them.
Mira Sorvino Responds to Asia Argento Settlement: ‘I Have Been Heartsick’
Time’s Up and #MeToo advocate Mira Sorvino has broken her silence over the news that fellow advocate and Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid a settlement to a former child actor who accused her of sexual assault. Sorvino wrote on Twitter that she had been abroad for several weeks and was still “reeling” from the news.
In her statement, Argento not only denies the Times’s reporting, but also claims that her late boyfriend, TV host and chef Anthony Bourdain , paid the In her statement, Argento claims that Bennett sought her out because of her relationship with Bourdain , who had a “reputation as a beloved public figure to
August 2018 source 2 mess Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain Paid Accuser Jimmy Bennett in Sexual Assault Case…I just received this statement from @ AsiaArgento in response to the NYT story published late Sunday evening. pic.twitter.com/jAOo7TAULX Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) 21.
"I am deeply shocked and hurt having read the news that is absolutely false," she said in a statement obtained by journalist. "I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett."
Argento says Bennett tried to extort her. And rather than having a long, drawn-out battle in the press amid the Weinstein scandal, it was Bourdain who said a payment would be made in order to make the situation disappear, she said.
"This is, therefore, the umpteenth development of a sequence of events that brings me great sadness and that constitutes a long-standing persecution," Argento continued in the statement. "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."
I just received this statement from— Yashar Ali (@yashar) in response to the NYT story published late Sunday evening.
More to come.
Roman Polanski accused of sexual assault on 10-year-old girl
Marianne Barnard, an American artist, says Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her when she was a child.
After being repeatedly accused of raping minors,is again suspected of assaulting a woman, while she was 10 years old. The alleged victim has long hesitated to speak, not finding the necessary courage, but has finally found the strength to express himself through the revelations of the Weinstein affair. Marianne Barnard is well aware of the risks she takes by breaking the silence, but she assures: she no longer wants to be quiet.
In the columns of the British newspaper "", the complainant tells her story with emotion. She remembers this day of 1975 when everything changed. "At first, I just thought of going to the beach with my mother, but after a while he arrived," she says, detailing her meeting with the filmmaker. "She told me that this man wanted to take pictures of me in a fur coat. I thought it was for a magazine or something like that. Marianne Barnard explains that she was used to this kind of situation at the time, having done modeling when she was young.
Only this time, the photo shoot did not go off normally. While wearing a bikini, Roman Polanski first asked him to remove the top. A gesture that did not surprise or disturb him considering his age. But it was when he insisted that she remove the stocking that the girl she had started to feel "very uncomfortable". From there, everything slipped. "At one point, I realized that my mother was gone. I do not know where she went and I did not see her go, but she was gone. That's where he attacked me. "A need for justice
Marianne Barnard, who claims to be suffering from post-traumatic stress since the event, has officially filed a complaint with the Sexual Crime Squad of the Los Angeles Police. She also petitioned for the director to be banned from the Academy of Oscars and has already collected more than 16,000 signatures.
Faced with his allegations, Roman Polanski's lawyer responded with a statement stating that his client "formally challenges the accusations". He adds that "the only facts that can be blamed on him are those concerning Samantha Geimer, whom he recognized from his first hearing 40 years ago".
The latter accused the filmmaker of having raped her when she was 13 years old. A crime he had confessed, but for which he was never convicted. Since then, several other women have spoken, all of them testifying to sexual assault on them while they were still minors. Charlotte Lewis and a certain Robin assure that they were 16 years old at the time of the events, and Renate Langer, a German actress certifies that it had, she, 15. None of these three cases was judged being subjected to the prescription rule, but they nonetheless contribute to sowing doubt about the troubled past of Emmanuelle Seigner's husband.
Asia Argento accuser Jimmy Bennett vows to get remainder of payment, donate it to #MeToo .
Per Jimmy Bennett's attorney: "Upon securing the outstanding funds owed, Jimmy will be donating the entirety of it to the #MeToo movement."A statement put out earlier this week by Argento's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, also claimed, without providing any proof, that Bennett was "alleged to have been charged in 2014 at the Los Angeles Police Department with 'unlawful sex with a minor,' 'stalking' and 'child pornography' and 'child exploitation.' " However, Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney, told USA TODAY that "our office has no record of him being charged in connection with the referenced 2014 incident.