Asia Argento Is Fired From 'X Factor Italy' After Sexual Abuse Scandal Surfaces

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Aug. 27 2018, Published 3:58 p.m. ET

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Asia Argento has been let go from her new role as an X Factor Italy judge after claims of her sexually abusing her former child co-star came to light earlier this summer. Keep scrolling to find out more about her departure.

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The Italian actress and producer will appear in the first seven episodes of the singing competition show. But for the live show, airing October 25, a new judge will take her place.

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The network and production companies behind the show, Sky Italia and FremantleMedia, issued a statement highlighting that they “would have no choice but to take note of it and put an end to the collaboration.”

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This news comes after she was accused of sexual abuse by her former costar Jimmy Bennett. The now 22-year-old actor appeared with her in the 2004 film, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. 

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He claimed that she paid him $380,000 to keep quiet after he accused Asia of sexually assaulting him in a room at The Ritz-Carlton in California in 2013.

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The 42-year-old is also a Harvey Weinstein accuser and a #MeToo leader. She claimed he forced her to perform oral sex on him in the late 90s.

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