[The owner of a #MeToo movement, said a latest accusations should not disprove it]
The proclamation came only a day after The Times reported that Ms. Argento — a personality of a #MeToo transformation who was among a initial women to publicly credit a writer Harvey Weinstein of passionate attack — organised to compensate $380,000 to Mr. Bennett, who pronounced she had intimately assaulted him in a hotel room in Marina del Rey, Calif., an unincorporated, upscale bay village on a west side of Los Angeles County.
Documents achieved by The Times outline a allegations and a successive arrangement for payments. The papers embody a selfie antiquated May 9, 2013, of Ms. Argento, who was 37 during a time, fibbing in bed with Mr. Bennett, who was 10 months bashful of being 18, a age of agree in California. On that day, a pair, who had acted together, met for a reunion in Ms. Argento’s room during a Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.
A notice of vigilant to sue pronounced that after Ms. Argento was left alone with Mr. Bennett, she gave him ethanol to splash and showed him a array of records she had created to him on hotel stationery. Then she kissed him, pushed him behind on a bed, private his pants and achieved verbal sex, a request says. She climbed on tip of him and a dual had intercourse, a request also says.
The Times has attempted regularly to obtain a response to a allegations from Ms. Argento and her member though has been unsuccessful. Mr. Bennett, who lives in Los Angeles, has not nonetheless concluded to be interviewed.
Reactions to a revelations have poured in given a allegations surfaced, with many, including a counsel for Mr. Weinstein, accusing Ms. Argento of hypocrisy.