#MeToo accuser accused in turn
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Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and is now herself at the centre of a controversy over having allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in a California hotel room in 2013. The age of consent in California is 18. Argento allegedly paid the accuser, now 22 years old, $330,000 to remain quiet, but anonymous encrypted documents detailing the accusations were sent to the New York Times which published the claims on Monday.