Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett

Asia Argento, who became the face of the #MeToo movement after she accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment last year, is now embroiled in a #MeToo scandal of her own involving a young actor.

The New York Times reports that the famed director and actress paid actor and musician Jimmy Bennett $380,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

The Times reports that Bennet, now 22, was barely 17 when the older woman lured him to her hotel room to have sex with her.

In a letter to Argento in April, her lawyer, Carrie Goldberg, acknowledged the $380,000 settlement and referred to "sh---y people" taking advantage of her.

“We hope nothing like this ever happens to you again,” Goldberg allegedly wrote. “You are a powerful and inspiring creator and it is a miserable condition of life that you live among sh--ty individuals who’ve preyed on both your strengths and your weaknesses."

Bennett filed a lawsuit against Argento seeking $3.5 million after she went public with her Weinstein sex harassment story and became the face of the #MeToo movement last year. She is pictured left with actress Samal Yeslyamova, center, and director Ava DuVernay, right.

In court documents obtained by The Times, Bennett alleged he was lured to Argento's California hotel room on May 9, 2013, where she plied him with alcohol performed a sex act on him before initiating intercourse.

Several posts on Argento's Instagram account confirms the two were together on May 9.

She captioned one image: "My son my love until I will live".

Under another image, she wrote: "Happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox".

Jimmy Bennett and Asia Argento

Bennett was only 7 years old when Argento, now 42, cast him in her 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. Argento is pictured above with Bennett in a scene from her film.

Argento is the former girlfriend of CNN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain who took his own life in a Paris hotel room earlier this year.

 

My son my love until I will live @jimmymbennett marina del rey 05.2013

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Happiest day of my life reunion with @jimmymbennett xox

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Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Matthew Eisman/Getty Images, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

  • OvertheMississippi

    Just too funny! I knew that there are males who have been victims to females.

  • Yoni7

    See why all these "movements" are just........nevermind.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Welp. That went left didnt it Asia?

  • Rainbowbelow

    Nasty b*tch.....???

  • Bashi22

    All these movement yet still the head as skeleton in their closet. I wonder what Ava saying now

  • Shay Bay

    Saw this coming and I'm glad it did. The whole movement turned into a witch hunt. Let's see how these feminists respond to this. And they better give the same energy.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I watched this shyt with my mother. I hated this movie. This, American Crime, and Bastard Out of Carolina are movies that I will never watch again. But, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things is the worse of the three. Very difficult to watch.

  • Shawty

    The lady that cried wolf was actually a wolf to someone else? Shame on her!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So she's been after him since he was a kid.
    I guess she needs to sit in the corner with all of those 300 Catholic priests.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Now it's time for the tables to be turned.....

  • Tiffany Miller

    This is sick!! She is disgusting!!! SICK!!!! She needs to be LOCKED UP!!!!! PERIODT POINT BLANK!!!

  • Marlika

    Nasty bish!!!? Wonder if her boyfriend knew about this? Didn’t she break up with him before he committed suicide? He was too old for the pedo. She needed someone much younger.?

  • Trace da Ace

    this nasty ass heffa!!! That boy LOOKS like a little ass kid....and for her nasty ass to even think of doing sexual things to him......and DOING it....her ass needs to be thrown in jail...period!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    wow... a thirsty wench...(but hey, we already know that some victims become predators... sick azz world we're living in, smh). still, her messages are creepy and veiled. referring to him as her "son" was her way of hiding her true intent in plain sight. there's nothing maternal about taking advantage of a kid who's literally young enough to be your son. pervy bish!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    “My son my love until I will live”.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    That's a weird caption especially considering she ended up sexually assaulting him the same day. Creep.

  • TransMichelle

    These liberals with all this #MeToo junk and other social identity stuff are all phony. They talk about letting illegal immigrants in call The Donald racist about the wall but they have walls around their homes and won't take in any migrants either but they feel we all should deal with it. They been trying to prosecute The Donald about fake Russian collusion and come to find out they the ones that colluded and black people follow them like loyal sheep.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92293edd220d6cf3c11d5e04acca5b2e0acbe8d46b223e58df9ea161b73059a6.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    throw the whole Rome away, Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    all of this, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she looks to smell of dirty ashtray and unwashed arm pit

  • Renee Bee

    What in the hell jar of spoiled mayonnaise shysty shyt is this? ?

  • blue skies

    what kinda freaky ish is dis hea

  • ViolettaBliss

    Shitt_ people taking advantage of her ? She must have slept with him during that may 9th reunion, he opened his mouth and the parents saw a pay day ! The reason why they were able to take 'advantage of her ' is because she is a nasty heffer that thought sleeping with a 17 year old was somehow a good idea!

  • Yup, I said it

    The entertainment industry is just a big ole sex cult. I heard someone mistakenly call it the "#poundmetoomovement" but the mistake was accurate.

  • stav

    I can see that!

  • KcoolMuziq

    This can happen in ANY industry.

  • Logan Roberts

    The majority of these people are one of the same, nothing shocks me anymore ?

  • Coy little wink

    What was the plot?

  • Coy little wink

    Wow...

  • Ryan

    That's a masculine/strange face she's got there.

  • Yui

    I laughed this morning when I heard about this on the news. Never jumped on the #metoo sheez when the celebs pranced on board. There always seems to be a double standard when it comes to women and sexual harassment. Not saying that the men who are accused are in the right, but come on, we all have to be accountable for our actions and know right from wrong.

    You were wrong lady, you knew he was underage and still preceded to play Mrs. Robinson.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i can almost smell it... *turns up nose*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    just nasty!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hollering!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's basically about his life with his crazy azz dysfunctional mother. Abuse (physical and sexual), neglect, abandonment, drug use... all involving the him (the child).

  • hi-liter

    When de-flowering goes wrong.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Smh! What did rose McGowan say about this one here? Me too movement better crucify her like they do everybody else. I remember this little kid from amityville horror. Her nasty ass

  • justlooking

    Lawd, some people are sick as hell. All this paynus, and u having sex with somebody with similac on their breath.

  • Kimocha

    Whoa! She took cougaring to a whole other level! Smdh

  • WhoKnew

    She looks like a fatal attraction perv. I wonder if that's why he took his own life.

  • Renee26

    Nasty bih...

  • Renee26

    Is he in the closet??

  • Renee26

    Her last name is Johnson

  • Renee26

    Lol you know it would have already been noted

  • Renee26

    Ohhhh so the bih couldn't break character after all those years

  • the guest

    It is why. She’s very manipulative and effed with his mind and heart. He had no business at 60 something messing with this conceited too much younger woman.

  • the guest

    All those years. She couldn’t wait one more year until he was 18. She’s a predator then.

  • the guest

    Speak!

  • MookieFly

    He probably knew she didn't love him and was probably screwing much younger men on the side. I wonder if he knew she was sexually influencing this young man from a young age. So sad because Anthony was already trying to maintain his sobriety, which can be an everyday struggle

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Wowzers

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    You hursh!
    ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    U stupid, LMAO!!!

  • freelancepimp .

    So Sexual Grooming never came up here?

  • Hmmm~?

    Yeah it’s clear by those captions she has some weird obsession with him... nasty heaux. ?

  • dontgetblocked

    White women follow white men as the most disgusting, vile and oversexed people on earth. Simply watch the movie, Mandingo. Look at all the snow bunnies letting black men run trains on them or bored housewives cheating on their rich husbands. We have Omarosa and they have this slut/pedophile.

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    I'm making trouble today ?

  • Branch Davidian

    I would take a beej from someone much older and much uglier than her for $350,000...just sayin

  • Dun Dilly

    You wrote that w real feeling! LOL

  • Satin Panther

    That Argento bish is a high level WITCH and comes from a prominent elitist family in Italy. She's not going to get in trouble for this chit, she's just NOT!

  • datjerk

    Shes nasty af and he's...well he's ugly.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Ain't she the same chick that was in the first XXX movie with Vin Diesel?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Ain't she the same chick that was in the first XXX movie with Vin Diesel?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He had to have known she was a child molester. Only a matter of time before maybe another one comes out saying the same thing.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He had to have known she was a child molester. Only a matter of time before maybe another one comes out saying the same thing.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....I don't know. How do you sexually assault a 17 yr old "adult" male? I mean do you threaten him....do you hold him down? Seems that he was willing had a change of mind saw $$$ signs and threatened to go public. There's nothing to be ashamed of Asia, except he could be your son by his age. There's no legal case but she paid the hush money....case closed.

  • Li-Wright

    Hmmm....I don't know. How do you sexually assault a 17 yr old "adult" male? I mean do you threaten him....do you hold him down? Seems that he was willing had a change of mind saw $$$ signs and threatened to go public. There's nothing to be ashamed of Asia, except he could be your son by his age. There's no legal case but she paid the hush money....case closed.

  • KB

    Yes.

  • KB

    If this had anything to do with Anthony Bourdain's death a "bih" is going to be heated.

    Side note - Elizabeth Hurley is another nasty child molester living as lovers with her own nephew. No one has intervened, ALLEGEDLY.

  • Jussjess25

    So shes not a sex offender!?? He was underage wasnt he??.. can she be charged like they did cosby?

  • missmiami305

    The pics are creepy and he seems scared. It’s in his eyes.

  • missmiami305

    Story time....

  • LP

    It's early and I can't add or subtract. How old was she and he when it all went down?

  • ALLMINE?

    We're seen as oversexed. Not white folks.. we definitely perpetuate the stereotype..