She was spotted in the Big Apple days after a new report revealed that multiple women have gone to the French authorities with allegations of sexual assault against her ex-husband, Gérald Marie, whom she was married from 1987 to 1993. He has denied the allegations.
The famed cover girl previously shed light on her experience after being diagnosed with paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a rare side effect where the fatty tissue expands instead of contracts in response to CoolSculpting.
In September 2021, she filed a lawsuit against CoolSculpting's parent company, Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc., for $50 million in damages, RadarOnline.com can confirm.
- Linda Evangelista Wears Mask & Glasses To Cover Up Her Face After She Comes Clean About Fat-Freezing Procedures Gone Wrong
- Supermodel Linda Evangelista Seen Publicly For The First Time Without Mask After Botched Surgery
- Model Linda Evangelista 'Brutally Disfigured', Shares First Photos Since Botched Plastic Surgery
"Ms. Evangelista is an original '90s era Supermodel and is one of the most recognizable and photographed women in the world," the docs reviewed by RadarOnline.com stated.
"Ms. Evangelista's quality of life, her career, and her body, however, were all ruined in 2016 after she was permanently disfigured," her filing continued.
She underwent seven sessions of CoolSculpting from August 2015 to February 2016 and was taken aback to see her less-than-desirable results.
"I loved being up on the catwalk. Now, I dread running into someone I know," Evangelista said at the time, revealing she was experiencing numbness and noticing hardened bulges at her chin, thighs, and bra area.
"I can't live like this anymore, in hiding and shame. I just couldn't live in this pain any longer. I'm willing to finally speak," she continued.
In response, a rep for CoolSculpting said the procedure "has been well studied with more than 100 scientific publications and more than 11 million treatments performed worldwide" and told the outlet that the known rare side effects "continue to be well-documented in the CoolSculpting information for patients and health care providers."