Rose McGowan is reaching out to Asia Argento after she compared Argento to Harvey Weinstein.
The “Charmed” alum made comments about Argento after reports surfaced that Argento paid off Jimmy Bennett for keeping quiet about an alleged sexual assault in 2013. The alleged incident occurred when Bennett was 17.
At the time of the accusations, McGowan said, “There absolutely should be no leeway or tolerance for sexual assault.”
Argento later threatened legal action against McGowan.
But on Thursday, McGowan took to Twitter to apologize for her words.
“On 27 August I released a statement about Asia Argento, which I now realized (sic) contained a number of facts that were not correct. The most serious of these was that I said that the unsolicited nude text messages Asia received from Jimmy Bennett had been sent since Jimmy was 12 years old,” she wrote. “In fact, I had misunderstood the messages that Asia exchanged with my partner Rain Dove, which made clear that Jimmy had sent Asia inappropriate text messages only after they met up again when he was 17 (still legally a minor in California, but notably different from a 12-year-old).”
She concluded by writing: “I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologize to Asia for not doing so.”
Argento has since responded to McGowan’s apology, ultimately accepting it.
“Although I am grateful to Rose McGowan for her full apology following her groundless allegations about me, if she had issued it earlier, I may have kept my job on X-Factor and avoided the constant accusations of pedophilia which I have been subjected to in real life and online,” she tweeted Thursday, following up with, “Now go on, live your life and stop hurting other people, will you Rose? Best wishes.”