Actor Asia Argento has accused American director Rob Cohen of ‘The Quick and the Livid’ fame of allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting her up to now. The actor, who has been vocal towards sexual harassment within the leisure business and is an early accuser of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, opened up concerning the alleged sexual assault which occurred in the course of the filming of an motion film. In line with Selection, Argento, whose allegations towards Cohen seem in her upcoming autobiography ‘Anatomy of a Wild Coronary heart’, set to be launched in Italy later this month, addressed the allegations throughout current interviews with Italian media shops.
Throughout one such interview, Argento claimed that she was drugged and raped by the director in the course of the filming of the 2002 movie ‘XxX’, which additionally starred Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson. “It is the primary time I am speaking about Cohen,” Argento instructed the Milan each day, as per Selection. “He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,” she stated.
Recounting the horrific incident, she added “On the time, I actually did not know what it was. I awoke within the morning bare in his mattress.” “I affirm what [was] reported by Corriere. I discuss it in my autobiography,” Argento instructed Selection. She specified that she had not beforehand come out with the accusations towards Cohen for numerous causes.
Additionally, talking on the Mediaset speak present ‘Verissimo’ whereas selling her e-book, Argento maintained she was initially not sure what had occurred to her when she was allegedly drugged and raped. “I found later, talking with a pal who opened my eyes about that substance [GHB],” she stated.
Argento stated she “didn’t need to create one other storm.” She added, nonetheless, that “since two girls have spoken towards [Cohen], together with his daughter,” she subsequently determined to open up concerning the incident. This is not the primary time that Cohen’s extremely questionable historical past with girls has come to mild.
Again in 2019, Cohen’s personal daughter, Valkyrie Climate, had allegedly accused him of sexual assault. Climate additionally claimed that Cohen took her to fulfill intercourse staff in abroad capturing places when she was a teen. Nevertheless, Cohen had denied the allegations levelled towards him.
As per Selection, Argento, who in 2017 turned a number one #MeToo determine when she spoke out towards Weinstein for Ronan Farrow’s ‘The New Yorker’ article, was subsequently accused of sexual assault herself in 2018 by U.S. actor Jimmy Bennett, in a case that was settled after her late companion Anthony Bourdain paid Bennett $380,000 following his accusations, which Argento denied.
-With ANI inputs