Rose McGowan apologizes to Asia Argento

CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 9/28/2018, 1:55 p.m.
Rose McGowan has apologized to Asia Argento. McGowan issued her mea culpa on Thursday, following a demand from Argento that ...
Rose McGowan has apologized to Asia Argento. McGowan issued her mea culpa on Thursday, following a demand from Argento that the actress retract an earlier statement that she knew Argento slept with actor Jimmy Bennett when he was a teen.

On September 7, Argento tweeted a screen shot that she said was a deleted tweet from Dove who is gender-nonbinary and uses the pronoun they.

The screen shot shows Dove saying they made a mistake in interpreting the texts.

Argento called on McGowan to do the same.

"It is a shame that @rosemcgowan is not prepared to accept when she is wrong," Argento tweeted. "@raindovemodel accepted she was wrong, but her tweet has been deleted. Rose's statement continues to make false claims."

McGowan addressed the texts between Dove and Argento in her tweet Thursday.

"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 wrote.

"I do not feel that it is my place to comment further on what happened at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey hotel in May 2013, save to say that I now appreciate that it was not as I thought it was previously," the "Charmed" star continued. "In my statement, I challenged why Asia had not acted as I think any responsible adult would if they received sexually explicit messages from a 12 year old, which of course do not apply in the same way as when the situation involves a 17 year old."

McGowan ended the statement with an apology to Argento.

"I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologize to Asia for not doing so," McGowan wrote.

Argento responded via Twitter.

"Although I am grateful to @rosemcgowan 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 paedophilia [sic] which I have been subjected to in real-life and online," Argento tweeted along with the tweet of McGowan's apology.