Anthony Bourdain Tweets Fierce Defense of Girlfriend Asia Argento, Among Harvey Weinstein's Accusers

He calls the Hollywood mogul a "pimp" and a predator."

When Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend was 21 years old, she was allegedly assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, according to her account in the New Yorker's explosive exposé today. It comes as numerous allegations emerge this week from a period that spans decades.

According to the New Yorker: "Asia Argento, an actress born in Rome, played the role of a glamorous thief named Beatrice in the crime drama B. Monkey, which was released in the U.S. in 1999. The distributor was Miramax. In a series of long and often emotional interviews, Argento told me that Weinstein assaulted her while they worked together."

She alleges the assault happened in 1997 at a party thrown by Miramax at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, on the French Riviera. 

And with her revelation comes a few thoughts from her boyfriend, who took to Twitter to share his support. In a tweet linked to the New Yorker story, Bourdain wrote: "[email protected] I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world."

And Bourdain had much, much more to say on the matter in a string of unrestrained tweets:

In addition to supporting his own girlfriend, he offered some Twitter support for other accusers as well — in plain language.

And in a tweet linking to audio from an apparent sting operation, Bourdain called the (formerly) powerful Hollywood mogul a "professional predator."

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