Despite being a part of the filmography family background, Asia Argento is an actress and director, who became a successful actress by her efforts. Not only Argento was sexually assaulted in the past, but also she has been accused of seducing 17 years old actor.
Did Asia Argento Sexually Assault Actor Jimmy Bennet?
Marie Antoinette's actress was accused of sexually assaulting teenage actor Jimmy Bennett which was published in The New York Times on August 18, 2018. The NYTimes revealed that Asia arranged to pay $380,000 to her accuser, Jimmy.
The young accuser stated he had been sexually accused by Ms. Argento in a California hotel room back in 2013. Over time, he was just two months past from his 17th birthday and Asia was 37 years old. However, the Italian director denied the allegation.
According to the young actor, Asia made him intoxicate, performed oral sex on Jimmy, and also had sexual intercourse with him.
Argento and Bennett Appeared the Role of Mother and Son in a Movie
As a matter of fact, Asia and Jimmy first met portraying the roles of mother and son in 2004 film The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. At the time Bennett was 7 years old.
Coming to 2003, an unknown party transferred the documents, include a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two, lying on a hotel bed. Believe it or not, three people who were familiar with the case said the documents were original.
The 42 years old strongly denied and oppose the report of the Nytimes. She even mentioned that she was deeply shocked and hurt by reading the article which was absolutely 'fake'. Following Asia's denials, a nude image of her with 17 years old was published. Shortly, in the screenshot of her text message with model Rain Dove, she confessed, "I had sex with him it felt weird. Moreover, I didn't know he was a minor until the shakedown letter".
Moving to the case, in a letter published through the internet in September 2018, Argento's lawyer stated there was sexual intercourse, but admitted that Jimmy "sexually attacked" Asia. Meanwhile, Argento had been dropped as a judge on X-Factor Italy.
Sexual Assualt Allegation By Argento Against Harvey Weinstein
Just before a year, Ms. Argento was accused of sexually engaged with Jimmy; in October 2017 - she claimed that she was "raped" multiple times by the producer Harvey Weinstein during the 1990s. It was found that the producer sexually assaulted over 80 women.
As a result, Asia accused Weinstein of his activities, she became a leading personality in the #MeToo movement. Also, her past boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain supported her in the battle.
Asia's Boyfriend Anthony Committed Suicide
In 2016, Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain dated for two years after meeting on his CNN series "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown". Finally, in 2017, the 'XXX' actress confirmed she was in a relationship with celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian, Bourdain. Unfortunately, the father of three committed suicide on June 8, 2018. The reason behind his death is still a mystery.
Asia shared in an interview that she screamed aloud rather than crying after hearing he committed suicide. She even said that he cheated on her by killing himself. However, there is speculation that she is the reason behind his death.
Asia Argento's Relationship, Kid, and Break Up with Marco Castoldi
'Demons 2' actress fell in love with an Italian rock and roll musician, Marco Castoldi. Indeed, they started dating in 2001. Most importantly, Argento, together with Castoldi, bore Anna Lou - Asia's first child. Believe it or not, she named her daughter Anna in remembrance of her sister, who died in a bike accident.
But, after being together for six years, the ex-couple finally broke-up in 2006 without sharing us the reason behind their split.
Married Life and Divorce
Misunderstood's director, Asia Argento, tied the knot with film director Michele Civetta on 27th August 2008 in Arezzo. Actually, the former partner gave birth to her second child, Nicola Giovanni, in 2008 in Rome.
And again, The Red Siren's actress could not maintain her relationship with the multimedia artist. And sadly ended up their relation separation in 2013.
- The 44 years old voice acted in two video games, Mirror's and Edge.
- Asia mentioned that she didn't have a close relationship with her father.
- Once Argento suffered for Agoraphobia. So, she was scared to go out of her apartment for a long time.
- She started acting at the age of nine.
- Argento was featured in the 2012 Argenti: II Cinema Nel Sangue in New York City.
Asia Argento Affairs
First Affair with Marco Castoldi
Marco Castoldi is her first officially announced boyfriend with whom she stayed for six years. They bore a daughter.
Second Affair with Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain is a celebrity chef, who committed suicide in June 2018 and the reason for his death is still a mystery.