This Asia Argento vs. Rose McGowan feud just keeps getting messier and now the former has immortalised her hatred for the latter via some fresh ink.
Argento, who fell out with McGowan after being accused of sexual assault, took to Instagram to share photos of her new tattoo: a bloody dagger.
“Bye bye @rosemcgowan,” she captioned one image, signifying that the blood-stained blade is aimed at the Charmed star.
And another that said “Significato: vendetta consumata,” which means “revenge consummated” in Italian.
This isn’t Argento’s only tattoo dedicated to McGowan. During the genesis of the #MeToo movement when the girls joined forces to take down Harvey Weinstein, the stars got matching dot tattoos although Rose has since removed the pic from her Instagram.
Following the sexual assault allegations, McGowan released a lengthy public statement in an attempt to clear up any connection between McGowan and Argento, in particular the idea that she is “affiliated with this incident or being complicit“.
McGowan writes that though she and Argento met years earlier on a red carpet, it’s only over the past year that they’ve become close in the wake of their shared case against Weinstein. In McGowan’s words: “Asia was a person who understood my trauma in a way that many others didn’t. We were able to talk through them together and champion each other’s voices. We even got matching dot tattoos!”
The Jawbreaker star claimed that the nature of their relationship changed when McGowan’s partner, Rain Dove, showed her incriminating texts between themselves and Argento, where Argento reveals that she had in fact slept with actor Jimmy Bennett in 2013 when he was 17 years old, and she was 37.
Argento demanded that McGowan “retract and apologise” for her statement, and threatened “immediate legal action“.
She has since apologised about incorrect details she included via an update on Twitter, admitting that a number of facts in the statement 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.”
McGowan had actually misread the texts exchanged between her partner Rain Dove and Argento: “Jimmy had sent Asia inappropriate text messages only after they met up again when he was 17.”
She explains that there’s obviously a difference between these messages coming from a 12- or 17-year-old, closing with: “I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologise to Asia for not doing so.”
Argento didn’t accept the apology gracefully, tweeting:
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 which I have been subjected to in real-life and online.
Adding, “Now go on, live your life and stop hurting other people, will you Rose? Best wishes.”
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