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.