Thursday, May 3, 2012
Linda Evangelista child-support trial begins
Asked why he didn’t pay Evangelista a dime in child support for the first years of now 5-year-old Augustin’s life, Pinault answered, “She didn’t ask and I didn’t offer.”
Evangelista came dressed to impress, sashaying into Manhattan Family Court in beige python heels, a black pleated skirt, floral blouse, pricey gold watch, and — naturally — sunglasses.
Not once did she look at Pinault, whose face got increasingly redder as the model’s lawyer, William Beslow, accused him of running away from his responsibilities.
“She said she would support herself since he made it perfectly clear he had no wish to do so,” said Beslow.
It wasn’t until after Evangelista’s lucrative contract with L’Oreal ended in 2010 that “it became important for her to go to the bullpen and ask for a contribution,” he said.