Asia Argento, the actress who originally accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, said that her bravery didn’t help her.

“I can’t say it helped my life very much,” she told AFP.

Argento accused Weinstein of raping her in 1997 when she was 21. This led to the creation of the #MeToo movement to protect women and hold their abusers accountable.

Argento said that the movement became “a huge tsunami” and that she knew that she had to do the right thing.

“It didn’t help me, it put me in a huge depression, but my conscience told me I had to tell the truth,” she said.

Despite it not helping her personally, she still considers bringing up what he did to her a good thing since it led to other women being able to tell their stories.

“When I discovered that there were several women who experienced the same thing… that this guy was a serial predator… I couldn’t escape this voice that told me: ‘How will you feel if you know all this and you don’t say anything,'” she said.

Weinstein was found guilty of dozens of charges of rape and sexual assault in 2020, sentencing him to 23 years in prison.

Recently Argento has accused Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and Furious of drugging and raping her in 2002. Cohen denies the accusation but is also being accused of sexual assault from other women, including his own daughter.

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