Asia Argento is coming forward with accusations of sexual abuse.
The 45-year-old actress and director confirmed to Variety on Sunday (January 24) that she made allegations of sexual assault against Fast & The Furious director Rob Cohen.
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“It’s the first time I’m talking about Cohen. He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,” she said to the Milan Daily, referring to the anesthetic associated 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 assaulting an unnamed victim while she was unconscious in 2015, as well as allegations from his daughter Valkyrie Weather who accused him of molesting her when she was a child and of taking her to visit sex workers in overseas shooting locations when she was a teen. Rob Cohen has denied the allegations in both cases.
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