Salma Hayek's husband 'wanted Linda Evangelista to abort child'
Published May 4 2012, 11:52 BST
By Greg Laing
's husband François-Henri Pinault wanted Linda Evangelista to abort their child, the supermodel's lawyer has claimed in a Manhattan court.
Evangelista is currently seeking the sum of $46,000
(£28,400) a month in child support. It would apparently be the largest amount ever granted in a New York court.
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Evangelista and Pinault have a 5-year-old son, Augie, together from a four-month affair.
She claims Augie's expenses include between $15,000 (£9,275) and $16,000 (£9,890) a month for ex-NYPD detectives to act as chauffeurs, and a 24-hour nanny costing almost $7,000 (£4,300) a month, the New York Post
The model's lawyer William Beslow said yesterday (May 3) in court: "After some initial happiness, he told her he wished she would terminate the pregnancy."
Pinault said in court: "I asked her what was her intention with the pregnancy. I was not involved in the decision of having babies.
"We were dating four months and I didn't even know her very much."
The hearing of the child support dispute is expected to last four days.