Linda Evangelista says Francois-Henri Pinault coldly told her to end her pregnancy after she broke the news to her flame that she was having his baby.
“He suggested she terminate the pregnancy,” attorney William Beslow said.
That was the first shot from Evangelista in what’s likely to be a contentious court battle as the iconic model tries to shake him down for child support.
Up to $46,000 per MONTH, she's seeking.
On the stand, Pinault, now married to movie star Salma Hayek, with whom he has a daughter, insisted he was “not involved in the decision” to have the child, but told Evangelista he would “recognize the baby.”
Words dripping with emotion and empathy right there.
Later, his spokesman denied categorically that Pinault ever told her to have an abortion. In fact, Pinault added, they’d only spent seven nights together.
Asked whether he believes Evangelista deliberately “took steps” to get pregnant, Pinault responded, “Well, she can answer that, but, I guess so.”
“She told me that if I didn’t want to be involved in raising the kid or stay together and be parents together, she would understand,” Pinault said.
“I told her that ... I will take my responsibility.”