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Linda Evangelista alleges ex Francois-Henri Pinault asked her to abort baby

Linda Evangelista (Image: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP)

Supermodel Linda Evangelista has been fighting for a $46,000-a-month child support settlement for a while now, and as of yesterday, it appears she’s still in it to win it. According to the New York Daily News, Evangelista showed up to the fight of her life at the Manhattan Family Court on Thursday in beige heels, a black pleated skirt, a floral blouse, an expensive gold watch and sunglasses. Almost immediately, the mudslinging began. Evangelista’s attorney William Beslow alleged that her billionaire ex Francois-Henri Pinault requested that she get an abortion as soon as she sprung the news that she was pregnant with their child. Pinault responded to the allegations on the stand, saying that he played no part in the decision to have the child, but told Evangelista that he’d “recognize the baby.” (It seemed like a fairly obvious point to us—if he’s taking part in the carnal act, of course he should recognize the child.) No settlement has been reached, but Evangelista is gunning for $552,000 a year, which includes $90,000 for one full-time and one part-time nanny and $175,000 for a bodyguard and driver. We guess she wasn’t kidding when she said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.

Linda Evangelista says former French flame Francois-Henri Pinault told her to ‘terminate’ her pregnancy [New York Daily News]