Transcript for Italian actress Asia Argento slams Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes film festival
We move on to a fiery speech at the Cannes filling festival. Asia Argento is speaking out at the festival where she says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein. ABC's erielle reshef is covering the story. Good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan and Diane. Asia Argento did not hold back. The me too movement,ueled by accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein taking center stage in Argento's impassioned speech. Listen. In 1997, I was Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes. I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground. And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women. You know who you are. That Sering speech comes one week after 82 women in film linked arms in silent protest. Argento posting her speech on Twitter. And this photo on Instagram with her fist in the air. The translation from French, the battle of women continues. It's right behind me. One of Weinstein's attorneys in the audience tells ABC news there was an equal amount of stunned silence in the hall as there was applause. The allegations by Ms. Argento are completely false. This is clearly a painful time for miss Argento, but this is a false narrative. We should mention, Weinstein has repeatedly denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. Dan? Diane? And now time to get to some of the other news headlines.
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