Jimmy Bennett, the actor who accused Asia Argento of sexual assault, was pressed about his claims Sunday in Italy in his first televised interview.
Bennett confronted questions from La 7’s Massimo Gilletti in regards to the allegations levied in opposition to Argento, who has denied the accusations.
Bennett accused Argento of organising a sexual encounter with him in California in 2013, when he was 17 – under the state’s age of consent – and she or he was 37. (The authorized age of consent in California is 18.)
The previous baby star recalled the expertise within the interview with Gilletti and accused Argento – who had labored with him 10 years earlier on the 2004 movie “The Coronary heart Is Deceitful Above All Issues,” when he was 7 years outdated – of beginning the entire thing, in keeping with The Every day Beast.
“She began kissing me longer and longer… and it began to really feel to me that it was much less of only a pleasant factor and extra of one thing she was attempting to push or discover,” he mentioned. “It became her inserting her arms on me and following that was when she pushed me onto the mattress and took my pants off.”
Requested if whether or not the encounter was “full,” Bennett mentioned it was.
“The facility that she had over the scenario made me really feel powerless in a manner,” he mentioned.
Even with Bennett going into each tiny element to Gilletti, the host didn’t appear to really feel just like the story was compelling sufficient, in keeping with The Every day Beast.
“It’s troublesome to imagine a lady can rape a person, an act of intercourse that’s full can’t be rape certainly,” Gilletti mentioned earlier than Bennett’s lawyer Gordon Sattro intervened.
Gilletti pressed additional after he confirmed the image of Bennett and Argento in mattress presumably after that they had intercourse.
“I’m sorry, however you don’t appear upset, you don’t appear on this image to be traumatized,” Gilletti mentioned. “You don’t look right here like somebody who was afraid.”
Argento has denied Bennett’s allegations.
“I’m deeply shocked and damage by having learn information that’s completely false. I’ve by no means had any sexual relationship with Bennett,” she mentioned in an announcement final month.