Asia Argento Accuses Director Rob Cohen of Sexual Assault
Asia Argento is making fresh accusations of sexual abuse against “The Fast and the Furious” director Rob Cohen.
The Italian actor and director — who has been one of the most outspoken voices against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and is an early accuser of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein on Sunday confirmed to Variety allegations that she made over the weekend in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera and other Italian media outlets.
“It’s the first time I’m talking about Cohen,” Argento told the Milan daily. “He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it,” she said, referring to the fast-acting anaesthetic with a history of use in date rape.“At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed,” Argento added. She alleged that Cohen’s assault took place while she was filming the 2002 Cohen-directed actioner “xXx,” Argento’s accusations against Cohen are covered in her upcoming autobiography “Anatomy of a Wild Heart,” which will be out in Italy
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