Rose McGowan says Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento 'loved without borders'

Rose McGowan touched on Anthony Bourdain's suicide and his "free relationship" with girlfriend Asia Argento in an open letter.
By Tyler MacDonald | Nov 16, 2018
Rose McGowan released an open letter that touched on Anthony Bourdain's suicide, as well as his his "free relationship" with girlfriend Asia Argento. McGowawn and Argento made claims against Harvey Weinstein, and Bourdain supported them both via social media shortly before his death.

McGowan addressed her letter to "fellow humans," and begins by telling readers that Argento is sitting directly across from her as she writes.

"Sitting across from me is the remarkable human and brave survivor, Asia Argento, who has been through more than most could stand, and yet stand she does," she writes. "She stood up to her monster rapist and now she has to stand up to yet another monster, suicide. The suicide of her beloved lover and ally, Anthony Bourdain."

"When Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry," she continued. "They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this last year."

"Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on," McGowan later says. "Asia is a free bird, and so was Anthony. Was. Such a terrible word to write. I've heard from many that the past two years they were together were some of his happiest and that should give us all solace."

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," a spokesperson for CNN, the network that hosted Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown," said in a statement. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

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