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Linda Evangelista supports women who accuse ex-husband of rape and sexual assault:

Supermodel Linda Evangelista supports a group of women who accuse ex-husband Gérald Marie of rape and sexual misconduct.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "On Friday the 55 year old symbol told The guard that women who accused the former president of Elite Model Management in a complaint before the Paris Judicial Court on September 21 had "courage" to take a step forward. "data-reactid =" 33 "> On Friday the 55-year-old icon told The Guardian that women who accused the former president of Elite Model Management in a complaint on September 21 before the judicial court in Paris of" courage " had to take a step forward.

"During my relationship with Gérald Marie, I didn't know about these sexual allegations against him, so I couldn't help these women," Evangelista told her ex-husband, to whom she was married from 1987 to 1993.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" Hear them now and based on my own experience, I believe they are telling the truth, "she continued." It breaks my heart because these are wounds that can never heal, and I admire their courage and strength to speak today. "Evangelista released one on Saturday Instagram photo that was: "When fear equals silence." "data-reactid =" 35 ">" When I hear you now and based on my own experience I believe that you are telling the truth, "she continued." It breaks my heart because these are wounds that may never heal, and I admire their courage and strength to speak today. "On Saturday Evangelista posted an Instagram photo that said," When fear equals silence. "

Gerald Marie and Linda Evangelista (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

More<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In September the 70-year-old businessman The current chairman of Oui Management was charged with rape and sexual assault by three models (Carré Sutton, 51, Jill Dodd, 60, and Ebba Karlsson, 51) and a journalist (Lisa Brinkworth, 53), according to the 1980s and 1990s New York Times. "data-reactid =" 62 "> In September the 70-year-old businessman, now chairman of the Oui management, was accused of rape and sexual assault by three models (Carré Sutton, 51, Jill Dodd, 60, and Ebba) Karlsson ( 51) and a journalist (Lisa Brinkworth, 53), incidents that allegedly occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the New York Times.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The point of sale reports that the allegations are outside the French statute of limitations , however, a claim with new evidence could be an exception. Marie told The Sunday Times of London that he "categorically" denied the allegations and said his lawyers The guard, "He intends to take an active part in the manifestation of the truth as part of the criminal investigation that has been initiated." "data-reactid =" 63 "> The point of sale reports that the allegations are outside the French statute of limitations. However, a claim with new evidence could be an exception. In September, Marie told the Sunday Times of London that he had" categorically " disputed The allegations and his attorneys told The Guardian: "He intends to participate actively in the manifestation of the truth as part of the ongoing criminal investigation."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The guard states that Evangelista was with Marie at the time of the alleged incidents and the women's allegations do not suggest that their crime was known. A secondary article The report, released on Saturday, contained claims by a total of eight women. "data-reactid =" 64 "> The Guardian says Evangelista was with Marie at the time of the alleged incidents, and the women's claims do not suggest that their crime was known. The secondary article published on Saturday contained information from a total of eight women.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "On Saturday Sutton, widely known by her professional name Carrie Otis , wrote on Instagram“I am grateful that this issue is recognized, but we still have a long way to go in seeking justice. It was incredibly troubling to me and other survivors that our words and wounds fell on deaf ears. For too many years. I encourage women to speak up now. We're numerically safer. “" Data-reactid = "68"> On Saturday, Sutton, most of whom is known by her professional name Carrie Otis, wrote on Instagram: “I'm grateful that this problem is recognized, but we have a long way to go. It was incredible troubling to me and other survivors that our words and wounds fell on deaf ears. For too many years. I encourage women to speak out loud now. We are numerically safer. "

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After the New York Times, in her 2012 memoir Beauty, disturbedSutton described how she was raped by Marie when she was 17 years old while he was under his supervision. "Data-reactid =" 69 "> According to the New York Times, in her 2012 paper Beauty, Disrupted, Sutton described how she was raped by Marie when she was 17 while under his direction.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Karlsson who allegedly said Marie attacked her during a Meeting in Paris Posted“Finally a lot more models are coming out to talk, and Gérald can try to reject his actions as much as he wants. Our voices are strong and our testimonials speak for themselves. She added that sexual abuse is widespread in the modeling industry and that she was intimidated into silence as a young woman. "Data-reactid =" 70 "> Karlsson, who reportedly said Marie attacked her during a meeting in Paris. After all, many more models come out to speak and Gérald can try to deny his actions as many times as he does. Our voices are strong and our testimonials speak for themselves. ”She added that sexual abuse is rampant in the modeling industry and that she was silenced as a young woman.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Evangelista, is considered one of the" original "supermodels who are in Famous in the 1990s, is the subject of a new Apple TV Plus series called The supermodels, reported diversityalong with the other beauties Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. "data-reactid =" 71 "> Evangelista, considered one of the" original "supermodels who rose to fame in the 1990s, is the subject of a new Apple TV Plus series called The Supermodels, Variety reported, along with other beauties Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington.

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