The 54-year-old's emotional appearance in the High Court this morning was punctuated with table-banging, comfort breaks and tears as she was questioned on her requirements.
At several points during the morning session, she snapped at Justin Warshaw QC, representing Dr Juffali, and said:
“I am Christina Estrada. I was a top, international model. I have lived this life. This is what I am accustomed to.”
Mr Warshaw said: “You are claiming for 55 pairs of boots and shoes, at a cost of £58,000 every year. Can you not see that that is a lot of money?”Ms Estrada replied:
“Not really. That is what they cost. That is the standard I am used to.”
Asked why she was claiming for £78,000 to buy two new watches every year, she said that she currently had a “collection” of 35 watches and she needed them because “it depends what I am wearing and needs to go with my outfit”.
“Well, I have given it a lot of thought. I want to keep it safe, and I want to do good work.
"I have always been interested in charity, philanthropy - and I love humanitarian causes. But at first, I must establish a base so my daughter and I can be happy.” Ms Estrada also wants more than £55million for a new country house, telling the court she would be unable to live in a £6.5million Belgravia property because she might have to share a floor with her staff.
The court today heard her astonishing demands, some of which included annual payments of:
- £1.02million for clothes and jewellery including £40,000 for fur coats
- £58,000 for 54 pairs of shoes, including seven pairs just for white tie events at a cost of £21,000
- £50,000 for Christmas dinners
- £28,000 for three Wimbledon tickets
- £10,000 so she can attend Elton John's annual white tie ball
- £12,160 for a 'holiday entertainment budget' for 76 days holiday a year
- £26,000 for a mobile phone
- £93,793 on beauty treatments - including 52 facials, 44 manicures and 52 massages
- £2.1million annual travel budget, including nearly £600,000 to charter private jets
The Daily Telegraph