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Linda Evangelista helps ladies accusing ex-husband of rape and sexual assault:

Supermodel Linda Evangelista is supporting four women accusing her ex-husband Gérald Marie of sexual assault and rape. (Photo: VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

Supermodel Linda Evangelista is standing by a gaggle of ladies accusing her ex-husband Gérald Marie of rape and sexual misconduct.

On Friday, the 55-year-old icon informed The Guardian Weekend journal that ladies who accused the previous president of Elite Mannequin Administration in a Sept. 21 grievance to the Judicial Tribunal in Paris, had “braveness” for stepping ahead.

“Throughout my relationship with Gérald Marie, I knew nothing of those sexual allegations towards him, so I used to be unable to assist these ladies,” Evangelista informed the outlet of her ex-husband to whom she was married from 1987 to 1993.

“Listening to them now, and based mostly by myself experiences, I imagine that they’re telling the reality,” she continued. “It breaks my coronary heart as a result of these are wounds which will by no means heal, and I like their braveness and energy for talking up right this moment.” On Saturday, Evangelista posted an Instagram photo that learn, “When worry equals silence.”

Gerald Marie and Linda Evangelista (Picture by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Assortment through Getty Photos)

In September, the 70-year-old businessman, now chairman of Oui Administration, was accused of rape and sexual assault by three fashions (Carré Sutton, 51, Jill Dodd, 60, and Ebba Karlsson, 51) and one journalist (Lisa Brinkworth, 53), incidents that allegedly occurred within the 1980s and 1990s, in response to the New York Times.

The outlet experiences that the allegations are outdoors the French statute of limitations, nonetheless one declare with new proof might be an exception. In September, Marie told The Sunday Times of London that he “categorically” denied the allegations and his legal professionals informed The Guardian, “He intends to actively take part within the manifestation of the reality inside the scope of the opened prison investigation.” 

The Guardian states that Evangelista was courting Marie on the time of the alleged incidents and the ladies’s claims don’t recommend she was conscious any crimes. A secondary article printed Saturday included claims from a complete of eight ladies.

On Saturday, Sutton, largely identified by her skilled title Carrie Otis, wrote on Instagram, “I’m grateful this challenge is being acknowledged however we’ve got an extended street forward of us to hunt justice. It has been extremely disturbing for me and different survivors to have our phrases and woundings fall on deaf ears. For too a few years. I encourage ladies to talk up and out now. We’re safer in numbers.”

In accordance with the New York Instances, in her 2012 memoir Magnificence, Disrupted, Sutton described being raped by Marie when she was 17 whereas underneath his administration.

Karlsson, who reportedly stated that Marie assaulted her throughout a gathering in Paris posted, “Lastly, much more fashions are popping out to speak, and Gérald can attempt to deny his actions as a lot as he desires. Our voices are robust, and our testimonies converse for themselves.” She added that sexual abuse is frequent within the modeling business and that as a younger girl, she was intimidated into silence.

Evangelista, thought of one of many “unique” supermodels who rose to fame within the 1990s, is the topic of a brand new Apple TV Plus collection referred to as The Supermodels, reported Variety, together with fellow beauties Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington.

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