She says she didn’t, but it sure looks like Asia Argento did everything she’s accused of. At least, that’s what a photo alleged to be of the “post–coital” variety and series of leaked texts is suggesting. And that’s because Argento – who has maintained she “never had any sexual relationship” with then-teen actor Jimmy Bennett – she admitted to it in a serious of texts purported to be hers. And gave different explanations.
In one text, Argento says admits to sex (in 2013) and says she “didn’t know he was a minor until the shakedown letter.” But then in another text, she says “it wasn’t rape,” but that he basically jumped her – calling it a fantasy. As for the picture – there are said to be more – but CLICK HERE and decide for yourself.
And now, Bennett himself is talking. He allows that he settled the matter privately, but says that when Argento began fashioning herself as a champion of those who have been sexually assaulted, something snapped. "My trauma resurfaced as she came out as a victim herself,” he says in a statement. “I have not made a public statement in the past days and hours because I was ashamed and afraid to be part of the public narrative.” Argento has not yet commented.
- As for why he hadn’t gone to the police – and why he hasn’t spoken out before now? "I tried to seek justice in a way that made sense to me at the time because I was not ready to deal with the ramifications of my story becoming public," Bennett adds. "At the time I believed there was still a stigma to being in the situation as a male in our society. I didn't think that people would understand the event that took place from the eyes of a teenage boy."