Before Asia Argento was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old named Jimmy Bennett in 2003, she might have been known as Rose McGowan’s fellow #MeToo soldier and friend. But ever since Asia began to fight against the accusations that she’s a sexual predator, Rose has slowly (very slowly) moved away from her. Eventually Rose accused Asia of being a major creep and liar. Asia isn’t happy that Rose has been running her mouth, and is threatening Rose with a lawsuit.
The Daily Beast is reporting that Asia Argento accuser Jimmy Bennett was himself accused of stalking, threatening, and “sexual offenses” by an ex-girlfriend in 2015. This situation is multi-layered like an onion. Except, it’s the kind of onion you wouldn’t use in a salad, or to make French onion soup, and you certainly wouldn’t pair it with peppers and put it on a cheesesteak. This onion should be thrown in a dumpster and the lid should be firmly shut with a satisfying clang after it.
There are some sequels we want and get deeply excited about, and then there are the sequels that really should have been workshopped through a focus group first. Asia Argento is currently fighting in the court of public opinion against her accuser Jimmy Bennett, and she recently revealed that she’s trying to make #MeToo: Phase Two happen. The goal of which is no doubt going to have some people saying: “Uh, I think I’ll stick with the original, thanks.”
Asia Argento is back to make your skin crawl.
You’ll remember that Asia was one of the big, vocal people in the #MeToo movement and spoke a lot about how disgusting Harvey Weinstein was for assaulting all those women. And then it came to light that Asia was accused of sexually assaulting actor Jimmy Bennett when he was only 17. She paid him off and then said that dearly departed chef, and her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, was the one who arranged the pay off because… I guess that makes her look better? In her mind? Not really sure her motivation with that one.
Asia denied ever having sex with Jimmy, but then a picture of her lying in bed with him and alleged texts where she admits being with him were leaked. Now we have the next chapter: and it is just as dark as the first few.
When The New York Times came out with an expozay (I’m too lazy to copy and paste the accent mark) saying Asia Argento is like the very sexual predators she is fighting to take down, her fellow #MeToo fighter Rose McGowan tweeted (and deleted) that everyone needs to wait until more information comes out and to be gentle with Asia. That tweet went down about as well as your lunch while reading the allegations against Asia. Rose has taken some time to gather all the info, I guess, because she has now removed her white gloves and ripped the “Handle With Care” label off of Asia. Rose released a statement last night, telling Asia to pull an opposite Harvey Weinstein and take responsibility.
Variety is reporting that Italy’s version of X Factor has slammed their hands down on their buzzers and informed Asia Argento she would not be a part of the show’s upcoming season.