According To Rose McGowan, Anthony Bourdain & Asia Argento Had a ‘Free Relationship’ ‘Without Borders’
Rose McGowan speaks out again following the death of Anthony Bourdain.
As you sadly know, the TV personality died by suicide on Friday — a tragedy that has shocked the world and left many of his loved ones in despair.
In an open letter, the 44-year-old Charmed alum wrote:
“Dear Fellow Humans. 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 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.”
She went on:
“I write these truths because I have been asked to. I know so many around the world thought of Anthony Bourdain as a friend and when a friend dies, it hurts. Many of these people who lost their â€˜friend’ are wanting to lash out and blame. You must not sink to that level. Suicide is a horrible choice, but it is that person’s choice.”
While addressing the travel documentarian’s depression, McGowan shared:
“Anthony was open with his demons, he even wrote a book about them. In the beginning of their relationship, Anthony told a mutual friend, â€˜He’s never met anyone who wanted to die more than him.’ And through a lot of this last year, Asia did want the pain to stop. But here’s the thing, over their time together, thankfully, she did the work to get help, so she could stay alive and live another day for her and her children. Anthony’s depression didn’t let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. His decision, not hers. His depression won.”
Revealing the nature of Asia and Anthony’s “free relationship,” Rose penned:
“When Anthony met Asia, it was instant chemistry. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this last year. They loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on. 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.”
She went on to urge fans:
“Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame. Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets. It is in no way fair or acceptable to blame her or anyone else, not even Anthony. We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood. Sometimes we are stuck in the unknowable, and that is where we are now, a massive wave of darkness that threatens to swallow everyone in its wake.”
We’re certainly keeping Asia and all of Anthony’s loved ones in our hearts during this difficult time.
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