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Connie Chung: I Was Sexually Assaulted By My GYN 50 Years Ago

"What made this monster even more reprehensible was that he was the very doctor who delivered me," wrote Chung.

Amid President Trump and Republicans questioning Christine Blasey Ford's remembrance of the alleged sexual assault, but not the exact details of when, women have come out sharing their vulnerable selves and accounts of assault to support Ford.

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In a statement distributed by her Italian lawyer, Asia Argento claims she and her then boyfriend Anthony Bourdain decided to answer Bennett's plea for financial help on the condition that Bennett would no longer intrude on their lives. She said that she and Bennett were only friends.

"I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett," Argento said.

She included that it was an "exorbitant request of money" (reportedly $3.5 million) to her following her exposure following the Weinstein accusations.

Bennett's attorney Gordon K. Sattro said asked for the media to "give our client some time and space. Jimmy is going to take the next 24 hours, or longer, to prepare his response. We ask that you respect our client's privacy during this time."

The Times reported they received the documents "through encrypted email by an unidentified party," and that they included "a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two lying in bed."

A spokesperson for The New York Times told Reuters: "We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting, which was based on verified documents and multiple sources."

#MeToo Leader's Scandal Exposed: Asia Argento Paid Her Own Accuser

Movement advocates say don't let it discredit the cause.

UPDATE: Aug. 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. ET

Argento Says She Never Had a Sexual Relationship with Bennett

The New York Times stands by its report.

In a statement distributed by her Italian lawyer, Asia Argento claims she and her then boyfriend Anthony Bourdain decided to answer Jimmy Bennett's plea for financial help on the condition that Bennett would no longer intrude on their lives. She said that she and Bennett were only friends.

"I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett," Argento said.

She included that it was an "exorbitant request of money" (reportedly $3.5 million) to her following her exposure following the Weinstein accusations.

Bennett's attorney Gordon K. Sattro said asked for the media to "our client some time and space. Jimmy is going to take the next 24 hours, or longer, to prepare his response. We ask that you respect our client's privacy during this time."

The Times reported they received the documents "through encrypted email by an unidentified party," and that they included "a selfie dated May 9, 2013, of the two lying in bed."

A spokesperson for The New York Times told Reuters: "We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting, which was based on verified documents and multiple sources."

ORIGINAL STORY

Asia Argento, a prominent #MeToo movement figure that assisted in the take down of Harvey Weinstein, has come under fire for her own past alleged sex scandal, with a male actor who was 17-years-old at the time (Argento was 37).

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Trump Denies 'Grab them by the p---y' is Sexual Assault

"He's talking about women as if they don't have a right to consent to the way someone touches them. This is how sexual violence becomes accepted in our culture."

Trump speaks during the presidential debate. REUTERS

During Sunday's presidential debate, Trump denied that his leaked comments from 2005 indicated sexual assault and insisted they were nothing more than "locker room talk."

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