Asia Argento has released a statement following the death of her boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain.
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did,” the Italian actress, 42, wrote on Twitter. “His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) June 8, 2018
Argento was one of the first women to speak out against producer Harvey Weinstein. She accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in the 1990’s. Weinstein has repeatedly denied allegations of non-consensual sex.
Bourdain was publicly supportive of Argento and the #MeToo movement, both on social media and in his statements.
“I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world.” he tweeted in October.