FORMER supermodel Linda Evangelista has spoken out in assist of girls who’ve accused her ex-husband of rape and sexual misconduct.
She stated she believes the ladies who’ve made the allegations are telling the reality.
Evangelista, 55, additionally praised their “braveness and power” for talking out about Gérald Marie, 70.
He’s the previous European president of the Elite mannequin company which on the time represented Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.
Marie and Evangelista, who has appeared on greater than 700 journal covers, had been married for six years between 1987 and 1993.
Prosecutors in France are investigating claims together with rape from 4 ladies within the 1980s and 1990s.
Amongst these to come back ahead was US mannequin Carré Otis who claims she was 17 when she was repeatedly raped by Marie within the spare room of his condo in 1986.
Evangelista stated: “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.
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“Hearing them now, and based on my own experiences, I believe that they are telling the truth.”
Speaking to the Guardian, she added: “It breaks my heart because these are wounds that may never heal, and I admire their courage and strength for speaking up today.”
Marie strongly denies all the accusations.
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