Weinstein's accuser Asia Argento 'sexually assaulted' 17-yr-old

Getty Image Rose McGowan And Asia Argento At The 2005 Cannes amfAR Gala

Getty Image Rose McGowan And Asia Argento At The 2005 Cannes amfAR Gala

Both parties haven't confirmed the allegations-Asia's representatives could not be reached and Jimmy declined to comment.

The events took place in 2013, but the pay-off was only demanded by Bennett and paid by Argento in recent months, as the scandal around Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement gained momentum.

The claim and the following arrangement for payments are laid out in documents between lawyers for Argento and Bennett, who once played her son in 2004's The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.

The notice claimed that Argento's "sexual battery" of Bennett left him with lasting emotional trauma that rendered him unable to make a living, the report said.

According to the legal documents obtained by the Times, Bennett was escorted to Argento's hotel by a family member in May of 2013 for a reunion of sorts.

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The New York Times published a report on Sunday citing court documents the paper had received, via encrypted email from an anonymous source, showing that a now 22-year-old actor accused the Italian actress and director of "sexual battery" when he was 17 years old. The New York Times report did not state that Argento admitted any wrongdoing.

In mail exchanges between lawyers and clients the $380,000 of apparent hush money is reportedly described as "help" for Bennett, who claims to have been struggling with work and mental health after Argento's alleged assault, his income dropping from $2.7mn in the five years before his encounter with Argento, to $60,000 a year afterwards. "We hope nothing like this ever happens to you again", Goldberg wrote. Bourdain and Argento were in a relationship before his death. "His feelings about that day were brought to the forefront recently when Ms. Argento took the spotlight as one of the many victims of Harvey Weinstein", Mr. Sattro wrote in the notice of intent to sue. I was 21 years old.

Weinstein has been indicted on sex crime accusations involving three women, but not including Argento.

However, maintaining his innocence, Weinstein, whose career has been left in tatters, has always denied non-consensual sex.

Most celebrities have not been vocal so far about the news that Asia Argento paid a young actor a settlement after a sexual encounter when he was 17.

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