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Supermodel Beverly Johnson, the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue, is being sued by her ex, Mark Anthony Burk. Burk alleges that Johnson brought an armed gunman, Chuck Zito to Burk's house in January 2009 in order to force Burk to break up with Johnson. Burk says Zito showed up with Johnson, a gun, and a separation agreement in tow. The lawsuit also names Godfather producer Robert Evans as a defendant in the suit—Burk alleges that Evans, who also dated Johnson, was involved in the incident. [TMZ]