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Asia Argento Reportedly Abused, Paid Off 17-Year-Old

2018-08-20 19:43
Actress Asia Argento reportedly paid off a 17-year-old actor after having consensual sex with him in a California hotel room in 2013. According to documents sent to the New York Times, the 42-year-old actress had an encounter with 17-year-old actor and musician Jimmy Bennett at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California. Argento was 37 at the time. Based on a letter of intent to sue sent to Argento’s lawyers by Bennet’s lawyer in November 2017, the young man sought $3.5 million for the intentional infliction of emotional distress, lost wages, assault and battery. The age of consent in California is 18 years of age. The pair had known each other for a decade at the time. Bennett played Argento’s son in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, when Bennett was 7-years old. The documents claim that Argento paid the actor #380,000 as per an agreement reached between Bennett and Argento’s lawyer, Carrie Goldberg, in April, 2018 Niether Argento, her lawyers, not Bennet would consent to an interview. Bennet’s lawyer, Gordon K. Sattro, emailed the Times saying “In the coming days Jimmy will continue doing what he has been doing over the past months and years, focusing on his music.” Video Credit: Hollywood Reporter