Asia Argento at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Actress, writer, director and activist Asia Argento, one of the women who accused alleged sex hunter Harvey Weinstein of rape, teased on Friday that he still harasses her and others after claiming that he has sex for acting roles exchanged.
"I understand now who is behind the terrible trolling and bullying that is directed against me and @rosemcgowan, Weinstein, you fucking monster rapist still trying to hurt and hurt us, not for long, you're going to jail "
I understand now who is behind the terrible trolling and mobbing that is against me and @rosemcgowan, Weinstein, you damned monster rapist still trying to hurt and hurt us. Not for long. You will go to jail. https://t.co/DjmYikS0g9
– Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) July 13, 2018
Argento responded to statements by defendant rapist and television executive Harvey Weinstein that he traded sex for film roles and never raped anyone.
Following an indicted presumption of innocence before a Manhattan court on charges of rape and allegations of indictment and investigation in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles, Weinstein offered Spectator USA columnist Taki Theodoracopulos an "exclusivity."
Headline & # 39; I offered acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so does everyone – they still, & # 39; the column reads the "shame film producer" gave a "world exclusive", about Rose McGowan and Asia Argento.
"This time he phoned me directly, there was nothing." Harvey Weinstein wants to speak with you, please wait for the line. The old, grim voice was the same and he went straight to the point: "I have a world exclusive to you, are you interested?"
Taki said there was no mediator, no wait, only Weinstein and his lawyer Ben Brafman. The meeting was an event for Weinstein to collect photos of Argento and the reporter Hugo Clement in the days leading up to the suicide of her friend Anthony Bourdain and to discuss "his attitude" to McGowan's statement that Argento and Bourdain had an open relationship. Bourdain hanged himself in France with a hotel robe last month. The & # 39; parts unknown & # 39; Personality was 61.
Anthony Bourdain killed himself because of these pictures of Asia Argento with Hugo Clement. They spent the weekend together in Rome. More romantic than friendly, right? pic.twitter.com/ybRUfRomWd
– CQ lo (@_Cqlo) June 8, 2018
"It was obviously not true, says Harvey, but dead men do not tell stories, so the girls invented it," Taki wrote. "Harvey made a sketch of the twisted story for me and I could not help but feel sorry for him."
But it is this exchange that Brafman said was not said, and now Taki says he may have misquoted Weinstein. This is what he quotes Weinstein: "You were born rich and privileged and you were pretty, I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere, you have many girls, no girl looked at me Until I made it big in Hollywood, yes, I offered them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but they did and still do, but I never forced myself into a single woman. "
Deadline Hollywood reported on the column. And then Brafman and Taki went back.
Brafman said, "Harvey and Taki did not discuss the case and I would not allow it, we talked about old Hollywood and the contrast to European culture, and Taki sees Harvey in that older light, Mr. Weinstein never said anything about that Trade in movie roles for sexual favors You have my word that Harvey did not say that. "
Taki was quoted in the deadline: "After 41 years as a Spectator columnist without a single retreat, I believe I misrepresented Harvey Weinstein's conversation with me in New York last month … it was my mistake, we talked about Hollywood and me I may have misunderstood certain things about the methods of this place, I had nothing to do with the title of my article, and I hope I did not damage his case, "he said, calling the meeting a" social visit. "
McGowan tweeted on Friday morning that Weinstein's statement in the column was a "clear lie."
Since I was in the middle of my second movie for his company, NEVER met him before the morning of my rape and never worked for him again, that's a clear lie. Nice try, rapist. https://t.co/A2l3U1Wp4h
– Rose McGovan (@rosemcgowan) July 13, 2018
"Since I was in the middle of my second movie for his company, NEVER met him before the morning of my rape and never worked for him again, that's a clear lie. Nice try, rapist."