Weinstein Attorney Calls Out 'Hypocrisy' of Asia Argento
The actress and #MeToo activist is facing a report of sexual misconduct.
Following a report by The New York Times, in which actress Asia Argento was accused of sexually assaulting an underage actor in 2013, Harvey Weinstein's attorney Benjamin Brafman is sharing his own thoughts on the situation in a statement published in Deadline:
This development reveals a stunning level of hypocrisy by Asia Argento, one of the most vocal catalysts who sought to destroy Harvey Weinstein. What is perhaps most egregious, is the timing, which suggests that at the very same time Argento was working on her own secret settlement for the alleged sexual abuse of a minor, she was positioning herself at the forefront of those condemning Mr. Weinstein, despite the fact that her sexual relationship with Mr. Weinstein was between two consenting adults which lasted for more than four years. The sheer duplicity of her conduct is quite extraordinary and should demonstrate to everyone how poorly the allegations against Mr. Weinstein were actually vetted and accordingly, cause all of us to pause and allow due process to prevail, not condemnation by fundamental dishonesty.
Argento had accused Weinstein of sexual assault in a 2017 article for The New Yorker, which helped spark the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.