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Asia Argento Passes the Buck for Paying Off Rape Accuser to Dead Partner Anthony Bourdain

Asia Argento issued a statement on the accusations that she raped Jimmy Bennett, and oh boy does it ever read like exactly the same things people said about the women who accused Bill Cosby of rape. I’m going to get right into it, because you need to see this part of her statement, via The Hollywood Reporter.

I was linked to him during several years by friendship only, which ended when, subsequent to my exposure in the Weinstein case, Bennett — who was then undergoing severe economic problems and who had previously undertaken legal actions against his own family requesting millions in damages — unexpectedly made an exorbitant request of money from me. Bennett knew my boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, was a man of great perceived wealth and had his own reputation as a beloved public figure to protect.

Yikes. I’m sure it doesn’t get any worse, though.

Antony [sic] insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted. Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that such person, whom he considered dangerous, could have brought upon us. We decided to deal compassionately with Bennett’s demand for help and give it to him. Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further intrusions in our life.

Or, you know, she passes the buck to her dead boyfriend whose name she spells wrong.

I mentioned this before, but the whole “Oh, they’re just looking for money and want to get famous” thing is exactly what people defending Bill Cosby said about his accusers. And it wasn’t hush money, they were just trying to help the kid out. I say kid because, you know, he wasn’t an adult in a legal sense. Because he was 17. And the age of consent in California is 18.

She also claimed she never had sex with him, but TMZ has texts where she seems to admit to the encounter, although she claims he was the one who initiated it.

“It wasn’t raped (sic) but I was frozen. He was on top of me. After he told me I had been his sexual fantasy since he was 12.”

The only problem is in statutory rape cases it doesn’t matter if the minor was the aggressor or not, that’s not a defense. And according to The Guardian, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office is investigating the incident. Maybe she should start looking for pervert rehabs now.

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She sucks. Maybe she can kill herself next.

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