Rose McGowan defended Asia Argento on Monday morning and addressed the stigma surrounding suicide after last week’s death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
“I know before Anthony died he reached out for help, and yet he did not take the doctor’s advice. And that has led us here, to this tragedy, to this loss, to this world of hurt,” the actress, author and advocate said in a statement. “Do NOT do the sexist thing and burn a woman on the pyre of misplaced blame.”
McGowan praised longtime friend and fellow Harvey Weinstein accuser Argento, who is dealing with her boyfriend’s death. Argento and Bourdain began dating in early 2017.