Actress Asia Argento released a statement denying certain facts in the New York Times article we told you about on Sunday that alleged she paid off another actor who accused her of sexual assault when he was underage:

Argento denied that there was any “sexual relationship” but asserted that it was her boyfriend, the now deceased Anthony Bourdain, who actually made the payment in an effort to help the accuser out financially:

“Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further instructions in our life.”

This is not a good look:

No, you’re not the only one thinking this:

And this will just give the story new legs:

Of note, Argento did not respond to the New York Times when asked for a comment on the article before publication:

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