PHOTO: from TMZ
Now playing
01:43
Photo of Asia Argento with accuser surfaces
PHOTO: Alyssa Milano/Twitter
Now playing
01:36
Watch Alyssa Milano's moving #MeToo video
The Capitol dome is seen early on the morning of the dress rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, January 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
PHOTO: AFP/Getty Images
The Capitol dome is seen early on the morning of the dress rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, January 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Now playing
01:52
Women of Congress share #MeToo stories
Take Back the Workplace
PHOTO: CNN
Take Back the Workplace
Now playing
02:48
How #MeToo made a difference in the workplace
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 26: Actress Asia Argento attends the 'Zulu' Premiere and Closing Ceremony during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Jimmy Bennett arrives at the premiere of Relativity Media's '21 And Over' at the Village Theatre on February 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 26: Actress Asia Argento attends the 'Zulu' Premiere and Closing Ceremony during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 26, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Jimmy Bennett arrives at the premiere of Relativity Media's '21 And Over' at the Village Theatre on February 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:30
Asia Argento reportedly paid assault accuser
ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 20: Women demonstrate against violence and against Trump in solidarity with American women during the  Women's March along with the #MeToo movement, on January 20, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
PHOTO: Simona Granati/Corbis//Getty Images
ROME, ITALY - JANUARY 20: Women demonstrate against violence and against Trump in solidarity with American women during the Women's March along with the #MeToo movement, on January 20, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Simona Granati - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Now playing
03:53
#MeToo movement drives women into politics
Lady Gaga arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York.  / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS        (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOTO: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Lady Gaga arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:00
#MeToo, Time's Up movements dominate awards season
Employees work on computers inside the FEMA Command Center at Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington, DC, August 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOTO: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images/FILE
Employees work on computers inside the FEMA Command Center at Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington, DC, August 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:54
Former FEMA head accused of sexual misconduct
PHOTO: maudernliving/Instagram
Now playing
01:38
Pageant contestant quits over #MeToo joke
PHOTO: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Venice Family Clinic
Now playing
07:46
New Yorker: 6 women accuse CBS CEO of sexual harassment
PHOTO: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images/File
Now playing
01:29
Henry Cavill apologizes after #MeToo backlash
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14:  Actress Jane Seymour attends Premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
PHOTO: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Jane Seymour attends Premiere of "Mad Max: Fury Road" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Now playing
00:57
Jane Seymour poses for Playboy, talks #MeToo
PHOTO: CBS This Morning
Now playing
01:35
Former champion swimmer accuses coach of abuse
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 03: Paul Marciano attends the Guess Foundation Denim Day Charity at Salt Restaurant - W Hotel on May 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Kate Upton attends Michael Kors and Google Celebrate new MICHAEL KORS ACCESS Smartwatches at ArtBeam on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
PHOTO: Getty Images
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 03: Paul Marciano attends the Guess Foundation Denim Day Charity at Salt Restaurant - W Hotel on May 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Kate Upton attends Michael Kors and Google Celebrate new MICHAEL KORS ACCESS Smartwatches at ArtBeam on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Now playing
01:59
Kate Upton says Guess co-founder groped her
Sports Illustrated MeToo
PHOTO: Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated MeToo
Now playing
00:59
Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue reps #MeToo
(CNN) —  

A photo appearing to show actress and #MeToo movement leader Asia Argento lying down with young actor Jimmy Bennett has surfaced.

The photo, published by TMZ, shows Argento and Bennett posing for a “selfie.”

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported it had received a photo from 2013 of the two lying in bed among documents sent to the newspaper through encrypted emails by an unidentified party. Bennett and Argento would at that time have been 17 and 37 respectively. In California, the age of consent is 18.

The newspaper reported that, months after publicly accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, Argento agreed to make payments to Bennett after he accused her of sexual assault.

Argento denied the allegations in the newspaper in a statement first reported Tuesday by the Huffington Post, saying, “I am deeply shocked and hurt by having read news that is absolutely false. I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Monday that it was trying to reach Bennett in order to “appropriately document any potential criminal allegations.”

The Times reports it has obtained documents which show Argento arranged to pay Bennett $380,000 after he accused her of sexually assaulting him in 2013 at a hotel in California.

As part of the agreement, Argento reportedly received the photo’s copyright.

Argento’s lawyer, Carrie Goldberg, has not responded to CNN’s requests for comment.

Through his attorney, Gordon K. Sattro, Bennett issued a statement to CNN on Wednesday regarding Argento.

“I did not initially speak out about my story because I chose to handle it in private with the person who wronged me. My trauma resurfaced as she came out as a victim herself,” Bennett’s statement read in part. “I was underage when the event took place, and I tried to seek justice in a way that made sense to me at the time because I was not ready to deal with the ramifications of my story becoming public. At the time I believed there was still a stigma to being in the situation as a male in our society.”

Argento and Bennett starred in the 2004 movie, “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.” Bennett played her son.

Argento has been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement and is one of the women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape.

Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to six felony sex crimes – two counts of predatory sexual assault, two counts of rape, one first-degree criminal sex act charge and one criminal sex act.

The charges stem from allegations from three women, according to court documents. None of the charges currently against Weinstein stem from Argento’s accusations.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of “nonconsensual sexual activity,” and he’s remained free after posting $1 million bail in cash.

The charges against Weinstein came nine months after The New Yorker and The New York Times published accounts from several women accusing him of various forms of sexual misconduct.

CNN’s Susannah Cullinane and Lisa France contributed to this report.