No Charges For Asia Argento As #MeToo Founder Speaks Out

 

Police in Los Angeles want more information about sexual misconduct allegations against actress Asia Argento. As we told you yesterday, Argento is accused of sex with a child actor when he was 17-years-old and she was 37. Argento reportedly paid the now 22-year-old 380-thousand-dollars.

No charges will be filed as yet – as Jimmy Bennett, the actor in question – hasn’t reached out to police. Still, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators are reaching out to him in hopes of documenting any potential criminal allegations.

Meanwhile, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke appears to be as shocked as anyone about the development, but she’s also clear: #MeToo is not gender-exclusive. Taking to Twitter, she says that the movement is for "all of us, including these brave young men who are now coming forward."

  • But does that mean she thinks Argento should be charged with a crime? Maybe not. My hope is that as more folks come forward, particularly men, that we prepare ourselves for some hard conversations about power and humanity and privilege and harm,” Burke adds. “This issue is less about crime & punishment and more about harm and harm reduction.”
 
 

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