Asia Argento accused of sexually assaulting young actor

Italian actress Argento (42) recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when she was 37.

Italian actress Asia Argento. Picture: @asiaargento/Instagram.

NEW YORK - One of the most prominent activists of the Me Too movement against sexual harassment is facing backlash after it's been revealed that she herself was accused of sexual assault.

Italian actress Asia Argento (42) recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when she was 37.

The New York Times reports it has documents that show Argento settled the notice of intent to sue filed by Jimmy Bennett, who is now 22 and had played her son in a movie, for $380,000 shortly after Argento said last year in October that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her.

Rose McGowan who has also been one of the most outspoken voices in the Me Too movement has distanced herself from Argento, following the revelation.

In a tweet, McGowan says her heart is broken, but that she will continue to do the work she's done on behalf of sexual assault victims.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)