Asia Argento, a Leader of #MeToo, Accused of Sexual Assault
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Italian actor Asia Argento is among the leading activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse in Hollywood. She was one of the first women to publicly accuse film producer Harvey Weinstein of abuse.
Now, a young actor and musician says Argento sexually assaulted him.
The New York Times reports that Argento recently reached a financial settlement with the accuser, Jimmy Bennett.
Bennett, who is 22, reportedly had filed documents describing the claim of assault and his plan to sue Argento.
Bennet says Argento had sex with him in a California hotel in 2013. He had just turned 17 years old. Argento was 37 at the time. The age of sexual consent in California is 18.
The documents say the experience harmed Bennett mentally and hurt his career, the Times reported.
The New York Times says it received court documents that included a picture of Argento and Bennett in bed together. Three people close to the case said the documents were real, the Times reported.
Argento reportedly agreed to pay Bennett $380,000.
Argento and Bennett co-starred in a 2004 film called "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things." In the movie, Argento played a sex worker who was Bennett's mother.
Argento is one of the best-known activists of the #MeToo movement. Last year, she told the New Yorker magazine that Weinstein raped her at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 when she was 21 years old.
Argento told the magazine that she continued to have a relationship with Weinstein because she was afraid of angering him.
Weinstein has been charged with sex crimes against three women. Argento is not one of them.
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1.sexual abuse 性侵犯
Girls and women in these jobs are exceptionally vulnerable to sexual abuse.
2.film producer 电影制作人
Her marriage to film producer Michael Greenburg fell apart.
3.sex crimes 性犯罪
He is wanted for questioning about sex crimes.
4.financial settlement 经济赔偿
The Indian billionaire said the agreement does not include a financial settlement.
5.The New York Times reports that Argento recently reached a financial settlement with the accuser, Jimmy Bennett.
reached a settlement with 与...达成协议
The strikers have reached a settlement with the employers.
The management has reached a settlement with the union over the pay.
6.He had just turned 17 years old. Argento was 37 at the time.
at the time 那时；当时
I was not in Britain at the time.
I was just in grade school at the time, but I remember it perfectly.
意大利演员艾莎·阿基多（Asia Argento）是好莱坞反性侵运动——MeToo的主要发起者。她是第一批公开指控电影制片人哈维·韦恩斯坦（Harvey Weinstein）性侵的女性之一 。
本内特表示，2013年，阿基多在加州一家酒店与他发生了关系。当时他刚满17岁 。而阿基多已经37岁 。加州发生性关系的合法年龄为18岁 。