MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

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Italian actress Asia Argento - one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment - recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician [Jimmy Bennett] who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. Argento, 42, settled the notice of intent to sue filed by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22, for $380,000 shortly after she said last October that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her, the Times reported.

Argento and Bennett co-starred in a 2004 film called "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things" in which Argento played Bennett's prostitute mother. Bennett says in the notice that he had sex with Argento in a California hotel in 2013. The age of consent in California is 18.

source: Article 'Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint'; wnyt.com/entertainment/report-metoo-activist-argento-settled-sexual-assault-suit/5037655/; WNYT.com; 20 August 2018