Asia Argento has lately been making allegations of sexual assault.The 45-year-old actress and producer verified to Variety on Sunday (January 24) that she had made accusations of sexual assault against Rob Cohen who is the director of Fast & Furious.
“It’s the first time I’m talking about Cohen. He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,”.
The above statement was declared to Milan Daily, referring to the drug related with date rape.
At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed,” she also said. She alleged that the assault took place while she was filming xXx alongside Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson.
“I confirm what [was] reported by [Il Corriere della Sera],” she confirmed to the outlet.
“I talk about it in my autobiography,” she went on to say, referring to upcoming autobiography Anatomy of a Wild Heart, out in Italy on January 26.
During an appearance on Verissimo to promote the book, she explained that she had not previously come out with the accusations for various reasons.
“I discovered later, speaking with a friend who opened my eyes about that substance [GHB],” she explained.
Once she fully realized what happened, she “did not want to create another storm,” but “since two women have spoken against [Cohen], including his daughter,” she decided to come forth with her accusations.
He was previously accused of raping an undisclosed victim when she was unconscious in 2015, as well as charges by his daughter, Valkyrie Weather, who accused him of harassing her when she was a child and of taking her to meet sex workers while abroad at shooting locations when she was just a teenager. In both cases, Rob Cohen denied the accusations.
Argento, who in 2017 became the leading #MeToo figure when she spoke out against Weinstein for Ronan Farrow’s “New Yorker” post, was eventually charged with sexual harassment by American actor Jimmy Bennett in 2018, in a lawsuit that was settled after her late husband Anthony Bourdain paid Bennett $380,000 on allegations that Argento had refused.