Hugo Clement is a French Journalist and an activist for French animal welfare. Besides being known as a journalist, he mostly features as the man who was pictured with Italian actress Asia Argento. The pictures released by the Dail Mail came days before her then lover, celebrity chef, and author Anthony Bourdain was found dead on June 8, 2018, in an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg near Colmar, France.
Hugo Clement Career
Hugo Clemenent went to school at Lycee Bellevy. He is a graduate of Political Science at Sciences Po Toulouse, having joined the University in 2008. He initially worked as a freelancer before joining France 2 as a journalist. He was the channel’s special correspondent in Kathmandu during the Nepal earthquake of 2015.
At the end of 2015, Clement left France 2 for the Petit Journal. He was one of the first journalists to be present during the Bataclan hostage-taking scene. He left Le Petit Journ n 2016 to follow Yann Barthes to present Quotidien on TMC and TF1. He would later join Knbini, where he worked as a political journalist before finally returning to France 2 on May 19, 2019, where he was mostly involved in animal welfare activism.
Hugo Clement’s Wife & Daughter
Since June 201, Clement has been in a relationship with Alexandra Rosenfeld, Miss Franc 2006. The two met on the show of Fort Boyard. They have two daughters, the first named Jim, born on Jan 3, 2020, and Ava.
Born on Nove 23, 1986 (currently 35 in 2022), Alexandra represented the region of Languedoc and succeeded Cindy Fabre as the 77th Miss France on December 3, 2005.
Asia Argento & Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain met Italian actress Asia Argento in 2016 while filming the Rome episode of Parts Unknown. In October 2017, Argento told in an article in the New Yorker that Harvey Weinstein had sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. After being criticised for her Italian media and politics account, Argento moved to Germany to escape what she described as a culture of “victim blaming” in Italy.
On May 20, 2018, Argento delivered a speech following the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, calling the festival Weinstein’s “hunting ground”, alleging that she was raped by Weinstein in Cannes when she was 21. She added, “And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women. Bourdain supported her during that period.
On June 3, 2018, Bourdain tweeted a video where the team was celebrating during the production of the show with Argento as director, him, and Chris Doyle. In August 2018, it emerged that Bourdain paid actor Jimmy Bennett a $380,000 settlement in October 2017 for his silence so that Argento could avoid negative publicity for allegedly sexually assaulting Bennett in 2013 when he was 17 and Argento was 37.
Anthony Bourdain’s Excerpts reveal that Asia Argento sent him texts hours before his death
A series of text messages from Anthony Bourdain is set to be unveiled in a new book ‘“Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain,” about the late food writer. Excerpts from the book were published in Tuesday’s Sept 27 edition of the New York Times.
One note, in particular, was from his ex, Asia Argento — sent just a few hours before his tragic suicide in a French hotel room on June 8, 2018. The book also chronicles the chef’s “last, painful days” when he saw photos of Argento, now 47, dancing with journalist Hugo Clément at a hotel in Rome, the last time they communicated.
“I am okay,” Bourdain texted Argento, who he began dating in 2016 after he viewed the photographs.
“I am not spiteful,” the text continued. “I am not jealous that you have been with another man. I do not own you. You are free. As I said. As I promised. As I truly meant. But you were careless. You were reckless with my heart. My life.”
“I can’t take this,” she messaged him back. To which he replied, “Is there anything I can do?”
“Stop busting my balls,” the “Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things,” the star responded.
“OK,” Bourdain typed.
Hours later, Bourdain hung himself in his room at Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg near Colmar, France. The book notes how the chef had searched Argento’s name online “hundreds” of times after he saw the snaps.