Male Models Accuse Photographers Weber, Testino of Sex Misconduct | The View
Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Male Models
A new expose byThe New York Times, released Saturday, recounts the testimonies of 28 former and current models who claim they were sexually exploited by . The allegations span from the 1990s to the present day, and allege that both photographers used their standing in the fashion world to sexually manipulate, molest, abuse, and coerce the male models they worked with.
Of the 15 male models who have accused Weber, one in particular, Robyn Sinclair, , "I remember him putting his fingers in my mouth, and him grabbing my privates. We never had sex or anything, but a lot of things happened. A lot of touching. A lot of molestation."
And of the shocking allegations against Weber, the publication wrote that "The men recalled, with remarkable consistency, private sessions with Mr. Weber in which he asked them to undress and led them through breathing and 'energy' exercises. Models were asked to breathe and to touch both themselves and Mr. Weber, moving their hands wherever they felt their 'energy.' Often, Mr. Weber guided their hands with his own."
, 13 men who have worked with Testino have said that "he subjected them to sexual advances that in some cases included groping and masturbation." A former Gucci model called Jason Fedele alleges, "If you wanted to work with Mario, you needed to do a nude shoot at the Chateau Marmont.
Video: Mario Testino and Bruce Weber deny sexual harassment claims
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