Actress and director Asia Argento has come forward and accused The fast and the furious and xXx sexual assault director Rob Cohen.
A firm and outspoken voice who was one of the many who accused Weinstein of harassment, Argento revealed the allegations against Cohen in an interview with the Italian newspaper. Il Corriere della Sera. Argento told the outlet that this was the first time she had spoken of Cohen. She claimed Cohen abused her and made her drink GHB, an anesthetic associated with date rape.
“At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in bed, ”Argento told the Italian newspaper. She added that the alleged attack happened while she was filming the 2002 film. xXx.
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Regarding the allegations, a spokesperson for Cohen released a statement to Deadline which read: “Mr. Cohen categorically denies Asia Argento’s accusation of assaulting him as absolutely false. When they worked together they had a great working relationship and Mr. Cohen considered her a friend, so this 2002 claim is baffling, especially given what has been reported about her in recent years.
The charges are also included in Argento’s autobiography Anatomy of a wild heart, which is due out in Italy on January 26. She also brought up the allegations on the talk show Verissimo where she said she didn’t show up with the assault charges because she wasn’t sure what had happened and then said she didn’t want to “create another storm “.
However, she said when other women made allegations against Cohen, she decided to do so as well. In 2019, an anonymous person accused the director of sexual assault. According to Huffington Post report, the alleged attack occurred in 2015 in Manhattan. His daughter Valkyrie Weather accused him of sexual assault as a child and as a teenager claimed he took her overseas to visit sex workers. Cohen has since denied the charges.