Supermodel Linda Evangelista claimed that her ex-husband, Gérald Marie, used to abuse her throughout their six-year marriage.
“I learned that perhaps I used to be within the mistaken relationship,” said Evangelista, 58, while discussing her relationship within the brand-new docuseries “The Super Models,” which is currently being streamed on Apple TV+.
“It’s easier said than done to depart an abusive relationship. I understand that idea, because I lived it. If it was only a matter of claiming, ‘I need a divorce, see ya’ … it doesn’t work that way,” explained Evangelista.
The icon claimed that Marie, 73, “knew not to the touch my face,” stating that it was her “moneymaker.”
“I married him once I was 22 and I got out once I was 27 and he let me out so long as he got all the pieces,” said Evangelista, reflecting on her marriage to the previous head of European head of Elite Models. “But I used to be protected and I got my freedom.”
The Post reached out to Evangelista and Marie for comment.
In keeping with the model, she only felt protected to disclose her truth when several women got here forward in 2020 and claimed that Marie had raped and sexually assaulted them through the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties.
“Because of the ability of all these women coming forward, God bless all of them, it gave me the courage now to talk,” Evangelista, who praised them for his or her courage and strength to talk out despite the incontrovertible fact that the allegation “broke” her heart, said.
“During my relationship with Gérald Marie, I knew nothing of those sexual allegations against him, so I used to be unable to assist these women,” Evangelista told The Guardian in 2020. “Hearing them now, and based alone experiences, I think that they’re telling the reality. It breaks my heart because these are wounds which will never heal, and I like their courage and strength for speaking up today.”
The previous agent was also accused of using his agency to run a sex ring in addition to giving models cocaine to maintain them thin,
In a press release to Apple TV, attorneys for Marie slammed the abuse accusations saying that he “has never committed the slightest act of violence.”
Marie’s attorneys also told Mail Online that “Gérald Marie firmly objects to the defamatory and false allegations made against him. He refuses to take part in this dishonest media controversy.”
In 2021, the case against Marie was closed by French prosecutors after the statute of limitations ran out.
“I’d love that justice be served,” Evangelista said within the docuseries. “I’d love for a–holes like that to think twice and be afraid and I’d love women to know that they’re not alone.”
“The Super Models,” which details the rise of iconic models like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Evangelist, is currently streaming on Apple TV+.