Friday, April 19, 2024

Bourdain Suicide: UK Tabs Reported Earlier This Week Girlfriend Asia Argento Flaunting New Boyfriend


Anthony Bourdain’s tragic death today may have been spurred by tabloid headlines that ran all week in Europe.

Girlfriend Asia Argento was photographed extensively with a new boyfriend, 28 year old journalist Hugo Clement. Clement had been in Cannes with her as well, and documented her unannounced speech against Harvey Weinstein at the film festival’s closing ceremony.

Bourdain had taken on Argento’s cause against Weinstein, supporting her publicly with statement defending the actress and director. Argento claimed Weinstein raped her before they entered into a four year relationship.

French papers have also suggested that Bourdain may have been financially supporting Argento’s cause as well.

But pictures in the Daily Mail, as well as French tabloids, showed Argento and Clement holding hands, hugging, and so while strolling around in Rome this week.

Bourdain’s Instagram account has several photos of him with Argento just following Cannes indicating that they were very much of a couple. He even posted a photo of Weinstein after his arrest, in solidarity.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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