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Actor Asia Argento, known to be dating the late Chef Anthony Bourdain and one of Harvey Weinstein’s first public prosecutors, has now brought charges The Fast and the Furious and xXx Director Rob Cohen of Sexual Assault.
Argento was one of the leading voices in the #MeToo movement and in a new interview with the Italian publication Il Corriere della Sera She claims Cohen drugged her with the rape drug GHB and sexually assaulted her after she passed out.
“It’s the first time I’ve spoken about Cohen,” said Argento, as reported by diversity. “He abused me and made me drink GHB. He had a bottle of it, ”she said.
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“I really didn’t know what it was at the time. I woke up naked in his bed in the morning,” she said, claiming the alleged attack took place while she was starring in the 2002 Cohen-directed action film xXx.
Argento told diversity She stands by her allegations and that she will reveal more details in her upcoming autobiography Anatomy of a wild heartwhich will be released in Italy later this month.
“I confirm something [was] reported by Corriere“Said Argento diversity by texting. “I talk about it in my autobiography.”
According to Argento, she wasn’t entirely sure what had happened until afterwards she learned more about GHB. “I discovered it later when I was talking to a friend who opened my eyes to this substance [GHB],” She said.
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The reason she has remained silent until now is that she “didn’t want to create another storm”. She decided it was time to come forward, she added, after “two women spoke against it [Cohen]including his daughter. “
In 2019 HuffPost reported on an anonymous victim – identified as “Jane” – who claimed that Cohen sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. Also, Cohen’s daughter Valkyrie Weather alleged in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that her father molested her when she was very young, claiming that he “used my body for his own sexual gratification”.
Cohen has denied both allegations and issued a statement refuting Argento’s allegation.
“Mr. Cohen categorically denies Asia Argento’s allegations of assaulting him as being absolutely false,” a Cohen spokesman told AFP. “When they worked together, they had an excellent working relationship and Mr. Cohen considered her a friend. Hence, this 2002 claim is confusing, especially given what has been reported about it in recent years. “
The final part of the statement relates to the controversy that occurred in 2018 when actor Jimmy Bennett claimed Argento had sex with him when he was 17; Later reports alleged the case was settled when Argento’s then partner Anthony Bourdain paid Bennett $ 380,000 – which Argento has denied.
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ET Canada has asked Cohen’s representative for comment.
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