Asia Argento is being accused of sexually assaulting actor Jimmy Bennet when he was 17. She paid him off to the tune of $380, 000 despite claiming that the sex never happened, saying: “I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett.”
Then she made things even darker and grosser by claiming in a statement that her recently-deceased ex Anthony Bourdain was the one who initiated the settlement. There’s now a picture and alleged text message receipts proving that Asia did have sex with a minor. Grab your popcorn! …and then immediately dump out your popcorn: you’ll need a bucket to throw up into.
TMZ has all the receipts and they are greasy; greasy like the kind of receipts you find in a interstate highway diner, hidden behind the till since four years prior. Apart from text messages, TMZ also posted photographic evidence of the then-37-year-old woman in bed with a 17-year-old boy at a hotel in Marina del Rey in 2013.
After The New York Times published their story about Asia and Jimmy, she texted with an unidentified friend who probably gave the texts to TMZ. Here’s what Asia said to the friend:
I had sex with him it felt weird. I didn’t know he was a minor until the shakedown letter. The public knows nothing, only what NYT wrote. Which is one sided. The shakedown letter. The horny kid jumped me.
When I was 17 I was with a 33 year old man for years. I had just turned 17.
If I lose my job I will move to Africa or the Amazon forest. I want to be among the 90% of the world that doesn’t give a fuck about this shit.”
I’m not sure of much, but I am so sure that 90% of the world population is not okay with statutory rape. I’m fairly certain that number is just a bit overblown, Asia.
Asia also sent her friend a note that she alleges was written by Jimmy which reads: “Asia, I love you with all my heart. So glad we met again and I’m so glad your in my life. – Jimmy :)” Asia sent the picture evidence of Jimmy’s love for her with the following messages:
“He wrote me this afterwards and kept sending me unsolicited nudes all these years up until 2 weeks before the attorneys letter. It wasn’t raped but I was frozen. He was on top of me. After, he told me I had been his sexual fantasy since was 12.”
Since Asia was one of the big Harvey Weinstein accusers and one of the first #MeToo faces, Harvey’s lawyer Ben Brafman, did not let the moment pass for him to try and make it seem like because one of his client’s many accusers ended up being gross herself that it means literally anything in relation.
“This development reveals a stunning level of hypocrisy by Asia Argento, one of the most vocal catalysts who sought to destroy Harvey Weinstein.”
As for legal repercussions on Asia’s front, TMZ has reported that the LA County Sheriff’s Department has reached out to Bennet to determine if they’re going to start investigating Asia.
No comment was made by Argento’s lawyer on these leaked text messages, but get ready for Asia to find someone else who recently died to blame posthumously for this shit show. It was Aretha Franklin!