But this week, courtesy of a report by The New York Times on Sunday, it’s now Argento on the receiving end of such claims.
According to the paper, the xXx star received a notice of intent to sue from actor Jimmy Bennett in November 2017; the same month she publicly accused Weinstein of raping her two decades earlier.
The former child star, who played Argento’s son in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, alleges that the mother of two committed “sexual battery” against him in a Californian hotel room in May 2013. Bennett’s account reportedly states that Argento removed his pants and performed fellatio, before climbing on top of him and engaging in intercourse. She was 37 at the time, while he was just 17 – below the state’s age of consent.
The pair reached a financial settlement in March 2018, reportedly for $380,000.