Rose McGowan issued an announcement on Asia Argento’s sexual assault allegations. Whereas doing so, she introduced she was relationship Rain Dove. She used “they” and “them” to deal with Dove, who apparently prefers gender-neutral pronouns. Dove had apparently been texting with Argento after McGowan launched them.
“I acquired a cellphone name and collection of messages from the being I’ve been dating- Rain Dove,” McGowan wrote in her assertion. “They stated that they’d been texting with Asia and that Asia had revealed that she had certainly slept with Jimmy Bennet. Rain additionally shared that Asia had said that she’d been receiving unsolicited nudes of Jimmy since he had been 12.”
In response to McGowan’s account, Argento by no means tried to cease Bennett, who accused Argento of assaulting him when he was 17 years previous and she or he was 37, to cease sending the nude footage.
“Asia talked about in these texts that she didn’t take any motion on these photos. No reporting to authorities, to the mother and father, or blocking of Jimmy’s social media. Not even a easy message, ‘Don’t ship me these photos. They’re inappropriate,’” McGowan claimed. “There have been a couple of different particulars revealed as nicely that I’m not at liberty to say on this assertion as investigators do their job.”
Dove wished to take the textual content messages to police and McGowan inspired them to take action. “Rain Dove stated that they had been going to go to the police with these texts as soon as we had been completed talking it doesn’t matter what. However that they wished me to pay attention to them in order that I might be able to take additional actions. I responded with “It’s important to. You could.” I wasted no time,” she wrote. “An hour after our dialog was completed Rain Dove confirmed that they’d turned over the texts and had been in dialog with officers. Nearly 48 hours later the texts had been within the press.”
The textual content messages had been doubtless those posted by TMZ the place Argento seemingly admitted to sleeping with Bennett. In the event that they had been really messages written by her, Argento didn’t know that Bennett was 17, however she didn’t ask about his age both.
McGowan launched Argento to Dove three days after celeb chef Anthony Bourdain died. Argento and Bourdain famously dated.
“I used to be with Asia to consolation and assist her. Rain Dove got here to assist us each. It was an emotionally chaotic time and Rain Dove prompt we go to Berlin for a pair days to take the mourning out of Asia’s house and right into a impartial house. So we did. Whereas in Berlin Asia had talked about that she was being extorted for a big sum of cash each month by somebody who was blackmailing them with a provocative picture,” McGowan wrote. “Nobody within the room knew who the extortionist was. Now we all know it to be a reference to this case.”
Dove, 28, is a mannequin, actor, and activist who was voted Most Eligible Bachelorette in 2014 by SheWired. In 2015, Rain Dove was named considered one of Elle Journal‘s 12 Ladies Who Are Redefining Magnificence.
On Wednesday, Dove tweeted a message that appeared to be aimed toward Argento. “The reality helps me sleep nicely at night time. That’s why it’s popping out it doesn’t matter what. Buddy, household, acquaintance it doesn’t matter relating to justice- you don’t get particular therapy,” Dove tweeted. “You get equal therapy. Hope you’re prepared. #MeToo.”
In an August 6 message, she hinted she was relationship somebody who others wouldn’t like. “I’m relationship a human many hate me four relationship. But these ppl by no means met them. Possible by no means will. They don’t see the activism behind the scenes, arduous work, ppl this Being surrounds themself w/. They solely imagine wht they learn in tabloids & it’s unhappy cuz I want ppl wld suppose four themselves,” the submit stated.