Asia Argento CNN Pulls Her Episodes On Bourdain’s ‘Elements Unknown’
9/2/2018 1:50 PM PDT
CNN confirmed this weekend that it had eliminated 3 ‘Elements Unknown’ episodes from its streaming service CNN Go as a direct results of allegations former youngster actor Jimmy Bennett made towards Bourdain’s girlfriend final month — particularly, that she’d sexually assaulted him.
A rep for the information community instructed Buzzfeed … “In gentle of the current information stories about Asia Argento, CNN will discontinue airing previous episodes of Elements Unknown that included her, till additional discover.” The episodes embody one from Season eight referred to as “Rome,” one other from Season 10 referred to as “Southern Italy: The Heel of the Boot,” and a ultimate one from Season 11 referred to as “Hong Kong.”
Asia appeared within the two former episodes and directed the latter. A fourth episode that passed off in Buenos Aires was additionally eliminated, however for unspecified causes. Bourdain and Asia reportedly met whereas filming the Rome episode, which aired in 2016.
As we have reported … Asia was accused of sexually assaulting a then 17-year-old Bennett, and reportedly paid him a settlement of $380okay. She denied ever having intercourse with him, however photographs and texts obtained by TMZ seem to show in any other case.
Rose McGowan just lately wrote an open letter, calling on Asia to be higher than Harvey Weinstein … whereas seemingly distancing herself from the Italian actress.