Entertainment Rose McGowan, Patricia Arquette, Terry Crews, More Pen Op-Ed Supporting Asia Argento After Bourdain Backlash

07:56  13 july  2018
07:56  13 july  2018 Source:   variety.com

Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide 'Obsession' Is 'Heart Wrenching:' 'I Never Knew'

  Asia Argento Says Anthony Bourdain’s Suicide 'Obsession' Is 'Heart Wrenching:' 'I Never Knew' Asia Argento Speaks Out on Anthony Bourdain's Suicide 'Obsession'“I never knew about this obsession of his. He never told me,” she wrote on social media, sharing a link to the document, which was released earlier this month.

a close up of Asia Argento© Provided by Variety

A number of sexual assault and harassment survivors, including Rose McGowan, Terry Crews, Patricia Arquette, Olivia Munn, and Mira Sorvino penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times defending vocal #MeToo participant and fellow assault survivor Asia Argento after she received backlash over the suicide of her boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain.

Since Bourdain’s death, the op-ed reads, Argento “has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for Anthony’s death.”

“She has been accused of everything from causing her boyfriend’s suicide to trying to use her ‘survivor status’ and the #MeToo movement to advance her career,” the op-ed, titled “An open letter to anyone who loves Anthony Bourdain and what he stood for,” continues.

Asia Argento Shares Personal Photo of Anthony Bourdain Taken Days Before His Death

  Asia Argento Shares Personal Photo of Anthony Bourdain Taken Days Before His Death The late 'Parts Unknown' host's girlfriend has been sharing personal photos of the two together.Asia Argento is still mourning the death of Anthony Bourdain.

The op-ed explains that Bourdain was an active supporter of the #MeToo movement and women in general, and uses that framework to back the authors’ rejection of the “traditional narrative of blaming, vilifying and martyring courageous women” — Argento in particular. The signatories write that coming forward as a victim of sexual assault is “a highly difficult, sometimes traumatizing and humiliating experience,” and not “a badge of honor or career booster.”

It goes on to ask those mourning Bourdain to direct their sadness and grief elsewhere.

“We are here to ask those who are angry and grieving the loss of Anthony to find a healthy outlet for their pain. Asia is a survivor, just as we are, and her fame and outward show of strength does not make her any less vulnerable. Asia is not a headline — she is a human being, and she is in horrific pain.”

Asia Argento Shares Personal Photo of Anthony Bourdain Taken Days Before His Death

  Asia Argento Shares Personal Photo of Anthony Bourdain Taken Days Before His Death The late 'Parts Unknown' host's girlfriend has been sharing personal photos of the two together.Asia Argento is still mourning the death of Anthony Bourdain.

The op-ed concludes by expanding their wish for Argento to all survivors of sexual assault: “Our standing up for her is standing up to any and all bullies. We implore you to be kind to each other, to believe survivors, to stand up for survivors, to encourage, support and sympathize with them.”

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Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died .
Anthony Bourdain left most of his money to young daughter.Citing new legal filings, Page Six reports the acclaimed TV chef was worth $1.21 million when he died. Previous estimates had put this estate more toward $16 million. Bourdain's will was filed in Manhattan Surrogate's Court on July 5.

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