Asia Argento Mourns the Death of Anthony Bourdain Following Suicide

Asia Argento Mourns the Death of Anthony Bourdain Following Suicide

Argento previously made claims against Harvey Weinstein

In early June 2018, Bourdain was working on an episode of Parts Unknown in Strasbourg. 

On June 8, he was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, near Colmar;he was 17 days short of his 62nd birthday.

Bourdain was traveling with his friend Éric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast.

Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, said that Bourdain’s body bore no signs of violence, that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved and that the suicide appeared to be an “impulsive act.” 

Christian de Rocquigny later disclosed that Bourdain’s toxicology results were negative for narcotics, showing only a trace of therapeutic nonnarcotic medication. 

Bourdain’s body was cremated in France on June 13, 2018, and his ashes were returned to the United States two days later.

Asia Argento, Bourdain’s girlfriend is mourning the death of her boyfriend.

Asia says Harvey Weinstein raped her after he invited her to a party — and she arrived to find him alone in a hotel room in just a bathrobe.

She said Weinstein made her give him a massage with lotion then forcibly performed oral sex on her.

The Italian actress, 21 at the time, told The New Yorker magazine she was terrified by the “horrible trauma”.

She added:

“He was so big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare. I was not willing.

“I said, ‘No, no, no!’ It’s twisted. A scary fairytale.”

Asia used a speech at the finale of the Cannes Film Festival to hit out at Weinstein.

She described Cannes as Weinstein’s “hunting ground”.

What are the allegations against Harvey Weinstein?

A shocking pattern of sexual allegations against producer Weinstein emerged through a series of bombshell investigations published by The New York Times and The New Yorker.

More than 60 women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sex crimes – but the final total could be much higher.

In early June, Weinstein pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape and one of the first-degree criminal sex act and denies all allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity.

The rest is history.

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