The Anthony Bourdain Thread (RIP)

lavidaloca

Pelican
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david.garrett84 said:
If the source of the payment is actually Bourdain, he is just as much a retard as a man who was taken advantage of by Argento.

Yes, his daughter will not fare badly in life financially, but that $380,000 is a third of the sum he left her. If he's behind the settlement money, he decided to bankroll a former millionaire in her 40s who, despite fucking rich and powerful men and earning millions from films, managed to fuck it all up and get into relative poverty.

Anthony Bourdain, as far as we know, is the famous version of a cuck. Let's say he paid off Bennett himself - it makes Argento's cheating with Hugo Clement look even more fucked up. Give 25% of your net worth to some washed-up whore and she still finds a way to cuck you!

Bourdain had far more than the 1.2 million that shows up in his public estate. The will reveals he set up a trust naming his ex wife as trustee in 2016. (I would assume then based on him naming his ex wife trustee the bulk of the money will go to his daughter.) This money would not show up in the estate. (Bourdain would likely want to avoid the estate tax, be able to keep the public out of knowledge as to how much assets he actually had and would likely use the trust to set out distributions...i.e. daughter gets 1/5th the wills assets every 3 years etc.)

He probably did suggest she consider paying it off. If you have any idea how much the legal cost would be to fight it and then the career ramifications you'd probably consider that too. Pretty much anyone who is a multi millionaire will have experienced legal issue(s) at some point. (Sometimes things minor like drafting a contract, other times more serious...complex breach of contract, contested divorce etc.) I'm confident that Bourdain given his success levels has had experience with the legal system himself.
 

lavidaloca

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Days of Broken Arrows said:
I call bullshit for three reasons:

1). A false accusation of sex with a minor is libel/slander, even when the accused person is a public figure (in most cases, you cannot libel/slander a public figure, but when you're leveling charges like "child molestation" against a star, that would be heard in court). Had this charge really been made-up by Bennett, she could have taken him to court and won.

2). No one gives a "friend" $380 thousand dollars to avoid bad publicity and to deal "compassionately" with him. This is close to half a million dollars. How did they come up with this amount?

3). Which brings us to the third and final point. If Bennett "demanded" the $380,000 figure, that's called "blackmail" and is illegal. If she was truly not guilty, she could have easily set up a sting and had him polygraphed...or just not paid and exposed him as a blackmailer.

What innocent person gets blackmailed for $380K and just pays up? Fake blackmail charges are regularly leveled against stars all the time, but since they're B.S., the stars sic lawyers on their false accusers. The fact that she paid makes me think there was validity behind the charges.

From my experience in Litigation I tend to disagree with a number of these points.

1) Libel / Slander counterclaims are great and all but when your accuser has next to no assets and you are making million(s) per year...you end up having almost everything to lose. I don't know Bennett's assets but I would assume they weren't particularly high.

2) Counsel will regularly recommend to pay even if they think it's very likely you will be successful in your defence. I know shocking right...They have to weigh what would be the perceived loss if they were unsuccessful, and what be the loss in the meantime during the suit. The suit would've probably gone on for a few years. If between Bourdain and Argento this comes out to only 1 months income (which wouldn't be shocking) then it may very well have made sense for them to just pay it rather than incur 6 figure legal bills and take on the tremendous risk associated with a suit. You have to understand whether you are guilty or not of something in a civil case theres always risk. I've lost cases that I was shocked to lose and won cases where I in all honesty thought the chances of success were very low.

3) Again theres a difference in blackmail and a demand letter. Likely what Bennett did is hire legal counsel who demanded $_____ for ____damages associated with _____.

Additionally you have to understand even if they get a judgment in libel / slander for 7 figures which could be their potential loss due to such accusations if Bennett is having significant difficulties for whatever reason for all intensive purposes the judgment may very well be virtually uncollectable.

The fact she mentioned he had sued his family members as well if false would be incredibly risky for her to do. I expect theres some level of truth to her statement and it read like something that she had counsel proof read / edit prior to releasing.

I have no idea whether Argento is guilty of this act. I can tell you that the payment of settlement monies does not by any means mean that she did engage in the act.

Keep in mind $380,000 to them is probably like $3,800 to joe average.

Everyones favourite football (soccer) player also had an issue leak last year about a payoff. http://www.spiegel.de/international...stiano-ronaldo-rape-allegation-a-1143910.html

How likely do you think it is that he raped the girl? Yet he supposedly made a similar payoff.

With all this said I don't doubt the event occurred. It was also pretty unnecessary to bring Bourdain into it. I just wouldn't judge the settlement as being tangible proof the event in question occurred.
 
She seems to forget all the kiddie-porn pics she posted of older women fondling male children. I am sure it's just a coincidence.

If an average normie was posting child-porn pics and then found guilty of paying off a 17yo girl he knew since age 8, what would the cops do? They would investigate heavily at the very least since those are clear indications that something might have happened. At the very least the kid would be questioned in detail.
 
lavidaloca said:
Keep in mind $380,000 to them is probably like $3,800 to joe average.

Everyones favourite football (soccer) player also had an issue leak last year about a payoff. http://www.spiegel.de/international...stiano-ronaldo-rape-allegation-a-1143910.html

How likely do you think it is that he raped the girl? Yet he supposedly made a similar payoff.

With all this said I don't doubt the event occurred. It was also pretty unnecessary to bring Bourdain into it. I just wouldn't judge the settlement as being tangible proof the event in question occurred.

True, but you are missing her posted child-porn pics.

If Ronaldo had been posting rape memes countless times, then this would have taken a different meaning. Some migrant rapists actually posted rape-pics on Facebook years before they were finally caught in some act.

There is a good reason why we ban instantly anyone who even mentions that there might be nothing wrong with having sex with a 10yo.
 

Transsimian

Ostrich
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lavidaloca said:
Bourdain had far more than the 1.2 million that shows up in his public estate. The will reveals he set up a trust naming his ex wife as trustee in 2016. (I would assume then based on him naming his ex wife trustee the bulk of the money will go to his daughter.) This money would not show up in the estate. (Bourdain would likely want to avoid the estate tax, be able to keep the public out of knowledge as to how much assets he actually had and would likely use the trust to set out distributions...i.e. daughter gets 1/5th the wills assets every 3 years etc.)

He probably did suggest she consider paying it off. If you have any idea how much the legal cost would be to fight it and then the career ramifications you'd probably consider that too. Pretty much anyone who is a multi millionaire will have experienced legal issue(s) at some point. (Sometimes things minor like drafting a contract, other times more serious...complex breach of contract, contested divorce etc.) I'm confident that Bourdain given his success levels has had experience with the legal system himself.

I think you're splitting hairs. It's pretty clear Bourdain was not nearly as wealthy as we would have presumed. Even with a trust on top of his estate, any settlement he paid to Bennett on Argento's behalf represented a substantial proportion of the wealth he had in his final couple of years. $380,000 is a massive waste.

He forked out a small fortune, if he indeed paid for the settlement, for a broken, disgusting woman whose genital cavity had been used to oblivion by Harvey Weinstein, various ex-husbands/fiancés/de factos, Hugo Clement, a 17-year-old boy, and a menagerie of other men.

For such a talented man (I'm excluding his terrible politics), he left such an atrocious legacy re women.
 

Buck Wild

Kingfisher
"Anthony insisted the matter be handled privately and this was also what Bennett wanted. Anthony was afraid of the possible negative publicity that such [a] person, whom he considered dangerous, could have brought upon us.”

“We decided to deal compassionately with Bennett’s demand for help and give it to him. Anthony personally undertook to help Bennett economically, upon the condition that we would no longer suffer any further instructions in our life,” she continued."


Amazing that she is basically saying the payoff was all his idea. This woman is a complete piece of shit.

This is an object lesson in how to toss a blue-pill beta male under the bus. Even in the death, the beta male is just a utility object to be deployed/sacrificed at will.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Characters like Asia Argento never have money. No way she paid that settlement from her own pocket. She cheated on Bourdain soon after. No wonder he committed suicide.
 
Isn't the hypocrisy of Rose McGowan amazing, she went online to say 'be gentle, nobody knows the full truth'. Somewhat different approach when a man accuses a woman of sexual misconduct.
 

Mr. Wolf

Robin
Former IV drug addicts rarely, if ever, choose hanging for their suicide (no one chooses hanging really). Maybe Bourdain didn't know that the witch took $380K of his money to pay the kid off. Maybe Bourdain realized the money was missing and then confronted the witch about it, and then she killed him and staged the "hanging". It's consistent with the timeline, and way more plausible than Bourdain proposing that he pay the $380K for the witch, and then deciding to conveniently off himself.
 
It was not a small amount - Bourdain had some 300-400k in cash left - even if he moved a bigger chunk into a trustfund for his daughter before - it shows that 380k isn't such a small amount even for him. Also possible that he found out later.

The boy certainly had a ton of incriminating evidence - phone records, messages, photos on top of the personal account. She would never have want this to go to court.

Occasionally someone pays off when the entire environment is anti-male and beset with this rape-propaganda - that is Ronaldo paying off a slut he banged - it's easier than to go through the court process.

But a woman, a #metoo survivor having to resort to a payoff? The entire legal system is slanted in her advantage - that is unless she is guilty of having sex with him when he was 8/9/10 etc. All the cases of underage sex with women - they were real. I cannot think of a single successful fake rape case against a woman that stood a chance in court. Men however - we can be lynched without any proof whatsoever.
 

MOVSM

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Gold Member
Lots of rationalizations there.

Asia Argento cancels festival appearance after she is pictured naked with the underage co-star, 17, she denied having sex with - as friend claims actress ADMITTED to the encounter in explosive text messages

Argento's texts to a friend
Friend: As in what does the public know and not know?

Like which things are facts or not facts? It's an annoying question but I need to have a clear vision on what angles we have to send some folks to get good intel for us

Argento: The public knows nothing, only what NYT wrote. Which is one sided. The shakedown letter. The horny kid jumped me

F: So it was rape? Or an attempted secual action?

A: I has sex with him it felt weird. i didn't know he was a minor until the shakedown letter.

F: Either one is good enough to show You actively frowned upon his advances

A: No it was all on snapchat. Disappeared

I didn't report because I always felt bad for this Hollywood failed child actor, a casualty of the machine, of his parents

I have 80 pages on him by a PI that Anthony hired

F: Yeah we don't always think og ourselves in those time periods

A: All of Anthony's emails pushing me to accept pay. My emails with Carrie where we disagreed with that

Friend: Yeah still need to prove the money came from AB account

Or affiliate account

But this is looking rear for You

This NYT will look like fools. You got This

Argento: Carrie never wanted to do this, she wanted to go to the press first and show the extortion I was being threatened with

F: Well next steps - request bank statements from Bennet that will show the account that deposited the money clearing your name as the briber

And then find evidence that You rejected this person sexually at any point before

A: Yes I am thinking about leaking through a trusted friend to the Guardian

If I lose my job I will move to Africa or the Amazon Forest

I want to be among the 90% of the world that doesn't give a f***about this s***

Not the connivig, sick 10% of the entitles westerners

Entitled*

F: Africa is gorgeous and absolutely safer than people give t credit for

A: Ethiopia or Senegal

Mapia in Brazil

Friend: If there' anytime you've talked to your therapist about inappropriate advances before the whole thing that may be helpful

Argento: Not before, during that meeting where he jumped me

F: What's up with the photo taken in bed?

I think that's one that will be harder to cushion. Images are annoyingly assumption nation

A: You can see my tits. That's all. It Doesn't mean s***

He is standing up

A: It's beyond me. It's unfathomable

F: You worked with him previously how did the age thing escape?

I mean 16 is the age of consent in most countries around the world

So I was actually shocked about the 17 thing

A: 15 in France and Italy

F: Oh whoa

A: When I was 17 I wa with a 33 year old man for years

I had just turned 17
 

Canopus

Kingfisher
MOVSM said:
A: Yes I am thinking about leaking through a trusted friend to the Guardian

If I lose my job I will move to Africa or the Amazon Forest

I want to be among the 90% of the world that doesn't give a f***about this s***

Not the connivig, sick 10% of the entitles westerners

Entitled*

F: Africa is gorgeous and absolutely safer than people give t credit for

A: Ethiopia or Senegal

Mapia in Brazil

:laugh:

What a scintillating intellect Tony was dating here.
 
Roosh said:
Characters like Asia Argento never have money. No way she paid that settlement from her own pocket. She cheated on Bourdain soon after. No wonder he committed suicide.

Thats actually incorrect.

She is the daughter of one of the most famous Italian moviemakers ever and has been starring in movies since she was a child thanks to her father.
Some of her movies before 2000 were actually not bad and she was in xxx which should be famous worldwide.

Lately she was the judge of Italian x factor so I don't think she has any money issue...
Her father always defended her so even if she did really not have 380k (which I highly doubt) he would have bailed her out no doubt.
Not sure why Bourdain paid for her. Probably just being a cuck.

She is just an average actress that rose to fame thanks to an important last name. She is better known for being on that metoo stuff than for her movies, should tell you a lot.

Funny thing is that even though she had all doors open in Italy she still had to suck Weinstein dick to get into Hollywood.

Another fun fact: She was cucked by her ex (an Italian singer) that did not pay her alimony for years for their kid. Poor guy ended up having his house seized by taxman though.


As a side not Bourdain first wife is Italian too and an ex groupie or something along those lines. Don't want to talk shit about the deads but the guy probably had a fetish for bad (damaged) girls or something.
 
< Even if her father set aside some cash for her in some trust-fund, then she probably does not have access to those kind of sums on the fly.

I doubt that she made the necessary millions to keep up with her cocaine fueled lifestyle.
 
wellrockthecity said:
Roosh said:
Characters like Asia Argento never have money. No way she paid that settlement from her own pocket. She cheated on Bourdain soon after. No wonder he committed suicide.

Thats actually incorrect.

She is the daughter of one of the most famous Italian moviemakers ever and has been starring in movies since she was a child thanks to her father.
Some of her movies before 2000 were actually not bad and she was in xxx which should be famous worldwide.

Lately she was the judge of Italian x factor so I don't think she has any money issue...
Her father always defended her so even if she did really not have 380k (which I highly doubt) he would have bailed her out no doubt.
Not sure why Bourdain paid for her. Probably just being a cuck.

She is just an average actress that rose to fame thanks to an important last name. She is better known for being on that metoo stuff than for her movies, should tell you a lot.

Funny thing is that even though she had all doors open in Italy she still had to suck Weinstein dick to get into Hollywood.

Another fun fact: She was cucked by her ex (an Italian singer) that did not pay her alimony for years for their kid. Poor guy ended up having his house seized by taxman though.


As a side not Bourdain first wife is Italian too and an ex groupie or something along those lines. Don't want to talk shit about the deads but the guy probably had a fetish for bad (damaged) girls or something.

Yeah, his first wife was Italian. I remember an episode of No Reservations where they took a trip to Italy to visit her relatives. There was definitely something "off" about her, not the pleasant, feminine type, but she wasn't an extreme headcase like Asia. During their marriage she got really into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and started competing (should have been a warning sign). Eventually they split up and it came out that she was dating her BJJ instructor (surprise, surprise). Obviously their statement afterwards was that the separation was "mutual" but I think we all know what that means.

In spite of all his success, Bourdain never did have the right judgment when it came to picking women. It was his Achilles heel.
 

la bodhisattva

Kingfisher
Self-hating men who deify women are poor judges of character and never pick the right woman. They don't see a woman for what she could be or is. I say this as a son of a mom who raised three boys, is a perfect wife to my dad, and more anti-feminist than me. Incredible women are out there. Bourdain and his ilk are incapable of seeing reality when it concerns women. They view them as all-knowing, caring, loving, and pure of heart. How can anyone accurately judge someone when those traits are automatically given only by virtue of biology and a perverted interpretation of historical victimization?
 
getdownonit said:
Ottavia Busia was his second wife, not first, and apparently their divorce was not finalized when Bourdain committed suicide.
You are right, I did a bit of research on his first wife and this is what I read:

Anthony Bourdain and Nancy Putkoski were together long before Bourdain became a famous chef, author and TV personality. They were high school sweethearts in New Jersey and later married in 1985.

Bourdain said in a 2012 interview with Daily Life that Putkoski was older than him and she was the “bad girl” in high school. He said in high school, he hung out with the typical crowd, while she was part of the “druggy crowd” and he was “smitten.”

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