#MeToo takes a hit in Asia Argento underage sex case

The #MeToo campaign has proved an irresistible force since emerging from the carnage of Hollywood's abuse and harassment scandal --…

The #MeToo campaign has proved an irresistible force since emerging from the carnage of Hollywood’s abuse and harassment scandal — dominating the conversation on sexual misconduct.

But it finds itself facing its own backlash following abuse claims against Italian actress Asia Argento, one of its leaders and an early accuser of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, 42, paid actor Jimmy Bennett $380,000 in hush money after having sex with him in Los Angeles hotel in 2013, when he was only 17 — and still underage.

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