Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Asia Argento’s Forgotten October 2017 Kurt Cobain Tweet Bizarre Now In Light of New Accusations


Shortly after the Harvey Weinstein story broke — around October 5, 2017 — Asia Argento posted a strange Tweet. It quoted Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana song, “Rape Me,” from the album “In Utero.” The US press didn’t mention it but the Italian papers were outraged. Argento said then that this was because Cobain was warning about rape. But in light of the new accusations in the New York Times, this seems particularly odd.

Argento would have us think this was about her interaction with Weinstein. But according to the Times, she was alleged to have raped a 17 year old actor in 2013. A month or so after this post, she began negotiating a payment to the actor, now 21, of $380,000 to keep his mouth shut about what happened. Very twisted stuff here.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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