Argento is receiving the #MeToo treatment.
It is interesting to watch the woman who lit the flame for the #MeToo movement being subjected to the same punishment as the men that were condemned for their sexual behaviors. You know what they say, you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Asia Argento was one of the first women to expose Harvey Weinstein, but this past month, it was discovered that she had some skeletons in her closet as well.
Argento was accused of paying off former child actor Jimmy Bennett to keep his mouth shut about a sexual encounter between the two. He was 17 at the time of the incident. According to reports, Argento got Bennett drunk and proceeded to have intercourse with him after performing oral sex. She denied the allegations, but less that 24 hours later, evidence that she was lying was published online. A post-sex picture of her and Bennett was exposed, and TMZ also got their hands on screenshots of messages where Argento admits to sleeping with Bennett. She makes it seems like Bennett came onto her, claiming that he stated he had a crush on her for years. Argento also claimed that Bennett had been sending her unsolicited nude pictures for years after their sexual encounter, and that she didn't realize he was only 17 when she slept with him.
According to TMZ, Argento has been fired from her job as a judge on X-Factor Italy. The first episodes, that were filmed previously, will still include Argento, but she will not appear on any live episodes once the actual competition begins.