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#MeToo activist sees tables turned in alleged assault

LOS ANGELES - The two encounters happened 16 years apart, but they have striking similarities. In both cases, young actors were summoned to a hotel room by a prominent Hollywood figure more than twice their age. There, the victims allege, they were coaxed onto a bed and sexually assaulted.

In one story, the alleged attacker is Harvey Weinstein. In the other, it's one of his most vocal accusers.

Asia Argento emerged as a powerful figure in the #MeToo movement last fall after telling the New Yorker that during the Cannes Film Festival in 1997, Weinstein invited her to his hotel, came out in a bathrobe and sexually assaulted her. At

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