The New Yorker on Tuesday reported Argento’s claim against the once-powerful film mogul, who has recently fallen from grace.

“It’s all true, everything the New Yorker wrote. Now leave me in peace,” Argento told ANSA.

Argento was among three women who told the New Yorker Weinstein had raped them.

Former aspiring actor Lucia Evans and one other unnamed woman also accused Weinstein of forcing them to engage in sex or sexual acts, in the article authored by Ronan Farrow.

The son of actor Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow previously helped reignite his sister Dylan’s accusations that their father, Woody Allen, groomed and sexually assaulted her as a child, an allegation which Allen denies.

Four other women told the publication that Weinstein had touched them without their consent in a way “that could be classified as an assault”.

Farrow also revealed audio from the 2015 New York Police Department sting operation in which Weinstein allegedly admits to groping Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a model who reported his behaviour, and said he was “used to” behaving that way.

Weinstein, 65, was sacked by Miramax earlier this week after the New York Times reported a history of alleged sexual harassment over the decades.

Nearly a dozen women told the NYT that he had assaulted them.

On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow revealed to the publication that Weinstein had sexually assaulted them when they were young actors.

Hollywood star George Clooney on Tuesday described Weinstein’s alleged behaviour as “indefensible”.

With ANSA