Three years after accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, Asia Argento points the finger at another famous director. This time the actress accuses Rob Cohen, the director of “Fast and Furious” who allegedly abused her after giving her drugs …
In October 2017, actress Asia Argento relaunched the “Me Too” movement by denouncing the heinous actions of producer Harvey Weinstein. The actress had indeed accused the Hollywood magnate of having forced her to oral sex without consent, in 1997 at the hotel of Cap-Eden-Roc, on the French Riviera. A chilling testimony that had made the 46-year-old actress a key figure in the Me Too movement. His story indeed launched the path of denunciations: actresses, singers, public figures, and anonymous have freed their word on a global scale.
Asia Argento accuses Rob Cohen of rape
Three years after this first accusation, Asia Argento shows that she had not revealed all her secrets. In an interview with the Italian media ” Corriere Della Sera”, the actress this time accuses Rob Cohen, the director of the film “Fast and Furious”, of sexual assault. The facts would go back this time to 2002 when she landed a role in the film xXx directed by Rob Cohen. “ This is the first time I’ve spoken about Cohen. He abused me by making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it, ” the actress said.
The one who was also a model and a DJ explains that at the time, she did not know this drug, now known to be used by rapists. She would therefore have woken up naked in the director’s bed …
The director denies the charges
outset, the director denied the allegations through her spokesman: ” Mr. Cohen denies the charge of sexual assault totally false launched against him by Asia Argento. When they worked together, they had a great working relationship and Mr. Cohen considered her a friend, so that charge dating from 2002 is disconcerting. Especially when you consider what has been said about her in recent years . “ it said in the press release.
The end of the press release refers to the sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento herself. In 2018, actor Jimmy Bennett had indeed accused the actress of sexual assault in a hotel in California, when the young man was only 17 years old. If the pretty brunette had denied, she then retracted by evoking a consensual sexual relationship.