Asia Argento told Anthony Bourdain to stop ‘busting her balls’ in final text before committing suicide
Asia Argento texted Anthony Bourdain in her last message, hours before he committed suicide, to stop “busting her balls,” an explosive new biography claims. After complaining about his “possession” and breaking up with him, he complained that she had been photographed flirting with a film director at a hotel where they shared special memories.
The lyrics are now being revealed in Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain, a new biography of Bourdain and the first “unauthorized” book since his death, which both Argento and the chef’s brother have tried to stop.
Bourdain ended his life in a French hotel room in 2018 while filming on location for his hit CNN show Parts Unknown. The public outpouring of sympathy for the TV star was significant; his fans celebrated how he overcame his addiction to launch a successful career, praising his unpretentious, down-to-earth nature. Pictured: The Le Chambard Hotel in Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France, where Bourdain ended his life in June 2018.
The book challenges that image of Bourdain as the hero of the people. It claims he was addicted to steroids, drank heavily and paid for sexual relations. In a text message to his ex-wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain (pictured), he complained, “I hate my fans too. I hate being famous. I hate my job. I am lonely and live in constant uncertainty.’
The biography, according to The New York Times, claims that Argento (pictured) “became so dominant that she scrutinized the social media accounts of Mr. Bourdain and his wife and blew it up when she saw images of him with his family.”
“You didn’t want me to post a picture you had because Asia would panic and I have a feeling that won’t change anytime soon. I’m tired of pretending I don’t know you. Or that we are never in the same place,” Busia-Bourdain told him. Pictured: Bourdain holds his daughter Ariane, who he shares with Ottavia, in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 12, 2008.
He replied, ‘I feel you. But I was honest. the porridge [arazzi] situation is terrible. But ever since I left you, she’s been panicking.’
Bourdain and Asia Argento’s family have already challenged the book and accused Leershen of multiple inaccuracies. However, Simon and Schuster are next to it. The book will be released on October 11. Bourdain was “hopelessly in love” with Argento for the last two years of his life. Pictured: Bourdain and Argento in New York City on November 12, 2018.
He defended her publicly and privately, quietly paying off Jimmy Bennett, a man who demanded $3.5 million from her and claimed she assaulted him when he was 17 and she was 37. Bourdain (pictured in 2017) also came forward after seeing Argento speak publicly about being one of Harvey Weinstein’s victims.
Argento told The New York Times that the biography was incorrect. In an email to the journalist saying she forbade him to publish, she said, “It’s always Judas who writes the biography.” Pictured: Asia Argento, who says the pain will never go away for Bourdain.
Bourdain’s brother Christopher also tried to stop the book from being published. “Everything he writes about relationships and interactions within our family as children and as adults he has either made up or done completely wrong,” he told The Times. Pictured: Bourdain during the filming of Roadrunner.
Leershen says he has encountered resistance because the portrait he is painting of Bourdain is not flattering. “A lot of people were willing to talk to me because they were left behind by Tony and by the Tony train,” he said. Pictured: Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento in a photo shared on his Instagram.
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