Rose McGowan Calls For People To ‘Be Gentle’ On Actress Who Reportedly Paid Off Sexual Assault Accuser

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Rose McGowan has called for people to “be gentle,” following reports that Asia Argento — who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault — paid off her own sexual assault accuser.

“I got to know Asia Argento ten months ago. Our commonality is the shared pain of being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. My heart is broken. I will continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere,” the 44-year-old actress tweeted Monday to her thousands of followers. (RELATED: #MeToo Leader Allegedly Paid Off A Man She Sexually Assaulted)

US actress Rose McGowan gives opening remarks to the audience at the Women's March / Women's Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017. A stream of actress including Rose McGowan, models and ex-employees have come out, many anonymously, to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse dating as far back as the 1990s. / AFP PHOTO / RENA LAVERTY (Photo credit: RENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images)

US actress Rose McGowan gives opening remarks to the audience at the Women’s March / Women’s Convention in Detroit, Michigan, on October 27, 2017. (Photo credit: RENA LAVERTY/AFP/Getty Images)

“None of us know the truth of the situation and I’m sure more will be revealed,” the “Charmed” star added. “Be gentle.”

The comments came following a report that came out over the weekend that Argento reportedly paid $380,000 to actor Jimmy Bennett in exchange for him agreeing not to sue her over allegedly sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old in 2013. She was 37 at the time.

Bennett originally asked for $3.5 million in damages for lost wages, emotional distress, battery and assault.

Argento was just one of the women who came out in October and accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of a variety of sexual misconduct allegations detailed in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

The actress claimed that in 1997 Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her. Their stories sparked the social media #MeToo campaign.