Asia Argento is an Italian star, who is the latest alleged victim to speak out about reports of Harvey Weinstein’s inappropriate behavior. In an article published in the New York Times, decades of sexual harassment claims and allegations against Weinstein were reported. In response, Weinstein issued a public apology, which stated:
I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed. I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment. My journey now will be to learn about myself and conquer my demons … I’ve
brought on therapists and I plan to take a leave of absence from my company and to deal with this issue head on. I so respect all women and regret what happened.
I want a second chance in the community but I know I’ve got work to do to earn it. I have goals that are now priorities. Trust me, this isn’t an overnight process. I’ve been trying to do this for 10 years and this is a wake-up call. I cannot be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them.
To read Weinstein’s full statement in document form, click here. Though Weinstein released an apology and vowed to receive professional help, The Weinstein Company fired him, as reported by TMZ.
With the news continuing to spread about Weinstein’s misconduct, more women are revealing claims of sexual harassment and assault. Actress Asia Argento is just one of these women. Read on for information on Argento’s claims, her background, and further details about Weinstein’s alleged actions over the years.