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Stars Defend Asia Argento Against "Bullies" After Loss of Anthony Bourdain: "She Is in Horrific Pain"

Celebrities including Olivia Munn and Rose McGowan signed the open letter.

By Tamara Palmer

Celebrities including Olivia Munn and Rose McGowan have published an open letter asking for people to stop blaming Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend Asia Argento for his suicide.

"We are here to ask those who are angry and grieving the loss of Anthony to find a healthy outlet for their pain," reads the statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Asia is a survivor, just as we are, and her fame and outward show of strength does not make her any less vulnerable. Asia is not a headline — she is a human being, and she is in horrific pain."

The letter was written not only for Argento. Some of the signees also faced sexual misconduct and abuse at the hands of disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein, as Argento did.

"Our request for Asia is a request for any and all survivors. Our standing up for her is standing up to any and all bullies. We implore you to be kind to each other, to believe survivors, to stand up for survivors, to encourage, support and sympathize with them. We ask you to stand with us, as we stand with Asia."

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did," Argento posted on Twitter following his passing. "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."

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