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From Variety:

Asia Argento Threatens Rose McGowan With Legal Action
Senior Film and Media Editor

Asia Argento is threatening legal action against Rose McGowan. On Twitter, Argento gave McGowan 24 hours to retract claims she made detailing how she discovered that Argento had reportedly paid off actor Jimmy Bennett, who alleges the actress assaulted him when he was 17 years old.

“Dear @RoseMcGowan,” Argento tweeted. “It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologise for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement of August 27th. If you fail to address this libel I will have no option other than to take immediate legal action.” …

Argento and McGowan had previously been on friendly terms; they were drawn together after both women came forward detailing sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. However, Argento’s status as a spokesperson for the #MeToo movement has been called into question after reports emerged that the actress reached a $380,000 settlement with Bennett at the end of last year. Argento claims that her late boyfriend, “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain, put up the money for the settlement and denies that she ever had sexual relationship with Bennett.

After the story broke, McGowan said that her partner, Rain Dove, told her that Argento said she had slept with Bennett when he was underage and that she had been receiving unsolicited nude photos of Bennett since he was 12 years old.

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  1. Thomm says:

    This has to happen much more. An incident that takes down and impoverishes two hags at once is to be encouraged.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  2. Thomm says:

    Plus, they have each caused one suicide each (Anthony Bourdain and Jill Messick respectively). Thank god that they have now locked onto each other, so that damage to relatively innocent people will be contained from this point on.

    This is truly the World Cup Finals of the #Metoo wing of the hypoclitocracy (typo intended). Who will be the GOAT?

    I mean, to get the two most prominent suicide-causing nutcases to attack and eventually eradicate each other is just too fortuitous.

    Lets see who can hold out longer.

  3. After the story broke, McGowan said that her partner, Rain Dove, told her that Argento said she had slept with Bennett when he was underage and that she had been receiving unsolicited nude photos of Bennett since he was 12 years old.

    So this catfight, in which the two central crusader-celeb chicks of the MeToo movement have a Nicki Minaj v CardiB-style public tantrum, is based on the hearsay of Ms. #RoseArmy’s current boy toy “Rain Dove.” Lol at this current epoch.

    • Replies: @Uilleam Yr Alban
  4. The Bletchley Park area of my brain is seeing all kinds of tricks in Sailer’s choice of words.

    Maybe I’m just crazy.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  5. Cortes says:

    Rain Dove should be a cricketer. With a German accent.

  6. @Uilleam Yr Alban

    The lols grow. Apparently Rain Dove is a girl, with her wikipedia page helpfully pointing out she was “born a female.” So is this whole thing concocted by Ms. Dove so that she can, as an aging nobody (28, older than Gianni Versace’s killer Andrew Cunanan), get her name into the papers via MeToo and have a career?

    • Replies: @larry lurker
  7. PaceLaw says:

    Get your popcorn ready folks, this one is going to be a doozy! Two white/far left/progessive/female actors, who at one time were allies against the patriarchy, are now at each other‘s throats? Yes!!! This deserves to be on pay-per-view television.

  8. Glaivester says: • Website

    After the story broke, McGowan said that her partner, Rain Dove, told her that Argento said she had slept with Bennett when he was underage and that she had been receiving unsolicited nude photos of Bennett since he was 12 years old.

    As I recall, what the texts in question actually say is that Bennett sent Argento nudes after their sexual encounter (when he was 17), and that he had told Argento that she had been his fantasy since he was 12. Dove later conflated the 2 statements – I wonder if that is what the threatened lawsuit is about.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @El Dato
  9. Lagertha says:

    Anthony Bourdain was a Bridge too Far. May he rest in peace; I adored him…and, I like to cook. However, I am curious, Real House-Wives style, what was the drama ( all those f*cked up women) that could have influenced him to kill himself? He is the last person, in the freaking world, that I thought of… would’ve…offed himself!..WTF indeed.

  10. @Lagertha

    Did Anthony Bourdain leave a suicide note?

    How sure are they it was suicide?

    • Replies: @PaceLaw
    , @Reg Cæsar
  11. Garrett says:

    Will probably be a Bicameral Tantrumocracy, where female tennis players can veto anything by throwing a foot-stamping, shrieking, finger-waving “Oh, no you dinnt!” hissy-fit over the observation of any rational or comprehensible rules, as opposed to whatever suits their mood at any particular moment for whatever reason they feel like.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  12. Lagertha says:

    No one knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t think, he, of all people, would ever, ever kill himself. I have been sick over this assumption!. He was not the type to kill himself – no note, no nuthin’…
    Meanwhile we are wondering about BK & HS…Maybe we should look back on what Anthony thought about the boys and girls at his HS and if he went off the rails in HS with girls or cooking, or with boys, wtf?!

  13. Lurker says:

    Depressing refection on the current era that he would fantasize about someone who looked like her.

  14. @Uilleam Yr Alban

    From her pictures I thought she might be a cis male until I noticed the rack. Then I thought, “MtF, maybe?”

    Then I cheated and looked up her TedX talk – the voice gave it away as it so often does.

  15. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s a bluff.

    Never bluff.

    Shut up or file and serve papers. Know that discovery will be unpleasant for both sides. You can lose even when you win.

  16. Olorin says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You and me both, though I flashed to Dirk Bogarde in Sebastian.

    Buncha chicks and letters moving and such.

  17. El Dato says:

    It takes a special kind of insectoid lowlife to weaponize sexual encounters.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  18. Polynikes says:

    Hey…maybe traveling around, eating and drinking to excess, and the general indulgence of the instagram lifestyle isn’t the key to happiness after all. Who could have imagined?

    • Replies: @black sea
  19. So much material, so little time ….

    [Homeless woman on street to do-gooder leaving money in soon to be banned plastic cup] “So then I said to her, ‘Go ahead and sue me!’”

    Cue Prince: “This is what it sounds like, when Rain Dove Cries.”

    Kid sends “unsolicited” sexts … I guess you could cue Miami Sound Machine’s Boys will be Boys. #HimToo

    Go ahead, Asia; Sue Rose for her lies, but the hush-money tends to argue there might be a kernal of truth there.

  20. Daniel H says:

    OMG! They were besties just last week. I love it though. Drama, drama, dram.

  21. ken says:

    WTF is that? Snooped around the net; still not sure.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  22. black sea says:

    He flew too close to the sun, on wings of pastrami.

  23. @ken

    Non-binary something or other, with plural pronouns.

  24. @Garrett

    Then viewership will go down, just as it has with the NFL.

  25. Awesome! I was waiting around for you to finally use “Lit” so I could post this:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @J.Ross
  26. @TheBoom

    Rain Dove?

    They looks like Donte Divincenzo with a rack.

  27. @Captain Tripps

    This is the most 1990s song ever.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
  28. @Lagertha

    No one knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope Charlie Puth is okay! Have you heard anything???

  29. @Steve Sailer

    My daughter (born 1999) showed it to me two years ago. I wasn’t even aware they became a thing in the ’90s. My hazy recollection of pop music in the ’90s is more like the song they used at the beginning of the first Shrek movie, Alanis Morissette and Macarena.

  30. Brutusale says:

    Bourdain was a gigantic id whose television career fed his self-destructive tendencies.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  31. Brutusale says:

    How soon we forget Bourdain’s prior career as a heroin addict!

  32. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I hope Charlie Puth is okay! Have you heard anything???

    As President of the Official Charlie Puth Fan Club – we call ourselves “Puthies” – I can attest that Mr. Puth is alive and well.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
  33. Rule by actresses? Really? This is what you worry about? Surely you jest.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  34. @Steve Sailer

    Did Anthony Bourdain leave a suicide note?

    How sure are they it was suicide?

    Might’ve been something he ate. Is Alsatian cuisine ever fatal? Fugu sausage?

    The 8 Weirdest Things Anthony Bourdain Has Eaten

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. @obwandiyag

    Rule by actresses? Really? This is what you worry about? Surely you jest.

    Don’t laugh.

  36. For those in a high dudgeon over things said about them, the idea of suing for defamation feels good. But then, their lawyers advise what it’s like to go through disclosure in a civil suit.

  37. Ragno says:

    Hopefully, research teams are hard at work quote-mining six months worth of relevant Internet virtue signaling and toxic online pomposity – the higher-profile the source, the better.

    Bounties payable on scalps of anyone who’s used the word mansplaining in a guest op-ed at the NYT, the WaPo, the Guardian, RollingStone, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, Slate, Salon and/or Barely Legal.

  38. I thought we were ruled by Beckies?

    A literal Beck-ocracy.

  39. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Captain Tripps

    I like the Clockwork Orange reference in the bowling balls (the visible objects in the clear balls correspond to the decorations the nadsats wear: eye, spider, clown, I forget what Pete had and haven’t seen the video in years).

  40. Anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Years ago, a former employer would take me to this Chinese place in Grandview, Missouri. I’d stop over at the old plant on Sunday and tinker with a couple very old machines he had no one else could set up, he’d pay me fifty bucks cash and then we’d eat. I’d usually get a house specialty, the almond pork, and a bottle of Tsingtao beer.

    Decades later, I’m relating this story to someone and he busts out laughing. Turns out his dad was the city inspector for restaurants and said that it was known they were serving cat. The owner’s kid worked at the pound and was getting a dozen a week or more.

    Why did the health department look the other way, I asked? Guy said his father got his job because he played poker every Sunday with Harry S-no-dot Truman in the basement of Bess Truman’s Episcopal church, and Harry S was very influential. Harry had nothing against Chinese, the guy said , but his dad thought they were sneaky and underhanded. So he figured he didn’t care if they fed them to other Chinese, and if white people spent their money there and were fed cat, well, it served them right,so to speak.

    He was tough on them about other food violations, as no one deserved to get sick, Chinese, or otherwise. But he ignored the cat thing.

    I still haven’t figured out if he was bullshitting me or not, but, thinking back on it, the almond pork was definitely different tasting. I suspect Bourdain would have said it was inauthentic but tasty.

  41. Lagertha says:

    That sounds like the best explanation. Many wealthy people are incredibly unsatisfied, unhappy and extremely restless. Self-destruction through lifestyle, risk-taking, stupidity, or just an inability to accept that life is mostly routines & a whole lotta boredom, puts them in an early grave: an addiction to excitement.

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