Rose McGowan has spoken out on the allegations that fellow activist/actor Asia Argento sexually assaulted a 17-year old man in a hotel room in Los Angeles.

The exposé, which was reported by the New York Times, detailed how Argento - who was one of the most prominent women to come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein - paid Jimmy Bennett $380,000 after he alleged that she sexually assaulted him in a hotel room in 2013. Bennett was 17 years old at the time, one year below the age of consent in California where the alleged assault took place.

Bennett had previously played Asia Argento's on-screen son in 'The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things', which Argento also directed.

In her tweet, Rose McGowan said that she "got to know Asia Argento ten months ago," adding that her heart is "broken" and that she "continue my work on behalf of victims everywhere." In another tweet sent from McGowan's account a few hours later, McGowan appeared to be offering tentative support for Argento, adding that "(none) of us know the truth of the situation and I’m sure more will be revealed. Be gentle."

In a statement given to Vanity Fair, Jimmy Bennett said that he would take some time to give his formal response to the New York Times' expose, whilst Harvey Weinstein's lawyers released a statement claiming that the latest development was "a stunning level of hypocrisy by Argento."