Asia Argento Reportedly Paid $380,000 to Settle Sexual Assault Case

Asia Argento — one of Harvey Weinstein‘s first accusers and a prominent figure in the #MeToo movement — reportedly paid off her own accuser, a then 17-year-old boy.

The NYT cites documents it obtained outlining an agreement between Argento’s lawyer and her accuser’s attorney to pay former child actor Jimmy Bennett — who once co-starred alongside Argento in a 2004 film — $380,000 over multiple installments.

The Times reports Bennett’s attorney reached out to Argento’s camp late last year — shortly before Ronan Farrow’s bombshell New Yorker piece — stating an intent to sue … and describing an alleged “sexual battery” between Argento and Bennett in 2013 — when he was only 17 years old. He’s 22 now.