Anthony Bourdain Slams Weinstein Conspirators: 'You Are Beneath Whale S--t'

Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
Anthony Bourdain attends Hey New York: Meet Anthony Bourdain + Eric Ripert book signing event for his book "Appetites: A Cookbook" at Williams-Sonoma Columbus Circle on Dec. 2, 2016 in New York City. 

Following a New Yorker story outlining how disgraced mogul and his legal team used ex-Mossad agents to spy on and discredit accusers and journalists, the CNN star called out American Media Inc's Dyland Howard and lawyer David Boies on Twitter.

A furious Anthony Bourdain took to Twitter on Monday night to publicly excoriate Harvey Weinstein's conspirators after a bombshell New Yorker report outlined how the disgraced movie mogul engaged a network of private investigators and former spies to spy on and discredit women alleging sexual assault as well as journalists digging into the story. 

Bourdain, whose partner is Italian actress Asia Argento who alleged that Weinstein raped her in Farrow's earlier report for the New Yorker, described the story on the machinery Weinstein used to spy on his accusers as a "nuclear bomb" and called out other enablers including Dylan Howard, the chief content officer of American Media Inc, home to the National Enquirer, who the CNN star described as "beneath whale shit." Farrow's reports that Howard helped Weinstein's team to collect negative information on actress Rose McGowan, who has said she was raped by Weinstein in a hotel room during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. 

Bourdain also called out Weinstein's lawyer David Boies and his alleged conflict of interest in representing the producer and the New York Times in another legal matter. 

Farrow's latest report details how Weinstein, through his lawyer Boies' firm, contracted two intelligence companies Kroll and Black Cube, the latter of which promotes itself as "a select group of veterans from the Israeli elite intelligence units." Both companies, over a number of months, and through false identities tried to gain the confidence of McGowan and Annabella Sciorra and report back information that could help Weinstein. The investigators also attempted to engage with journalists Ben Wallace at New York magazine, Jodi Kantor at the New York Times and Farrow himself.

This article originally appeared on



The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.