I assume by now everyone is aware it has come out in the NY Times that Asia Argento - one of the leaders of the MeToo movement and someone who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault - has made a payoff to a man whom she sexually assaulted in Calfiornia when he was 17 and she was 37.
The now 22-year old victim played the role of Argento's son in a movie in 2004 when he was 7. She continued to stay in touch (some would say groom) with him until she allegedly blew him and had intercourse with him after giving him some alcohol at age 17, when the age of consent in CA is 18 and the drinking age is 21. Apparently, when he saw her leading the MeToo movement, he got upset and filed suit against her and she paid him off. The NY Times was sent anonymous documents about the case and published them.
The thing I don't get is why is the NY Times naming this guy.
No paper reveals the name of sexual assault victimes. You always read, "The paper has a policy of not naming a sexual assault victim." Yet in this case, when the perp is a woman and the victim is a man, it's ok to name him?
Am I missing something here? Is it possible he gave the times permission to use his name? I haven't read that anywhere.
Thanks a lot.