So, here’s a slippery slope that got out of hand.
Of course, we all know the #metoo movement’s been in the news for the better part of a year now, if not more spearheaded by director/actress Asia Argento against Harvey Weinstein. HOWEVER, Ms. Argento’s past ain’t as clean as she’d like the public to think it is when ex co-star Jimmy Bennett came out that she’d had sex with him when he was just 17 and she was 37. Of course, she denied it, but we’re in the technology age, Baby, NOTHING’S hidden with a little work. Her texts tell a different story.
OK, so, she’s in a bind now. Her man, the late Anthony Bourdain offers to help her out being the stand-up guy he was by offering to pay Bennett 380K, but only pays half before offing himself. Now, Argento says she’s not paying the other half of the dough that was agreed on.
Apparently, Bennett wasn’t going to make a big deal about it. I guess he just wanted it known Argento isn’t as squeaky as she led on. BUT, apparently, her lawyer’s said some insulting stuff while trying to whitewash Argento’s past. I think that coupled with her backing out of the money agreement’s, made Bennett change his mind.
Now, I feel a couple ways about this.
First, yeah, Bennett probably went with it at first, but thoughts started creeping in. There’s a 20-year gap there, not quite a generation by my count, but still. If he really thought he was taken advantage of, then, there’d be the embarrassment of coming forward…because, he’s a guy. Still, he’s a guy, a lot of guys don’t hold back their feelings when they think they’ve been wronged, most of us are pretty damn vocal. So, why wait 5 years…and, after Argento’s man offed himself…when she’s really down? Kinda weird to me.
On the other hand, Argento had no business throwing stones at others KNOWING her past isn’t squeaky. Everybody knows karma’s a bitch. Like I said above, we live in a technological age, Baby, if you’re going to lie about something as big as this, you better know your texts or whatever reflect your side of the story. And, don’t let your lawyer add fuel to the fire by spouting insults that could be turned against you, the “victim.” Furthermore, if you had an agreement, you better keep your end of said agreement.
Food for thought: When you cast stones about something, make sure you’re squeaky in what you’re accusing or calling others on.
Be good to each other.