Rose McGowan has issued an apology to Asia Argento after Asia publicly demanded an apology or she would pursue legal action. Rose issued a lengthy reaction statement pertaining to Asia and her sexual misconduct scandal regarding former child actor Jimmy Bennett.
"In my statement, I challenged why Asia had not acted as I think any responsible adult would if they received sexually explicit messages from a 12 year old, which of course do not apply in the same way as when the situation involves a 17 year old, who had admitted harboring misguided fantasies about their mentor since they were 12," Rose wrote. "I deeply regret not correcting my mistake sooner and apologize to Asia for not doing so."
Asia responded on Twitter, writing, "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." She added, "Now go on, live your life and stop hurting other people, will you Rose? Best wishes."