(ANSA) - ROME, SEPTEMBER 24 - The supermodel Linda Evangelista is asking for $ 50 million from the company responsible for the 5-year-old cosmetic treatment that "disfigured" her in a lawsuit in the federal court of New York.
In a post on Instagram, the supermodel who dominated the global catwalks in the 1990s with Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, said that, after receiving a "CoolSculpting" (cryolipolysis) treatment that causes non-invasive reduction of body fat through localized skin cooling, has developed a rare side effect that has caused a radical metamorphosis of its appearance to the point of making it unrecognizable.
The supermodel is seeking compensation for the "emotional distress" and "economic losses" suffered, according to the complaint filed in New York on Tuesday and which the media came to know about during the week.
According to the document, the treatment made her "unemployed and unable to earn as a model".
Evangelista claims that she did not receive any compensation from the accident, other than payment for a campaign before the beauty treatment, as she had to give up her commitments to appear in public.