This weekend, a report in The New York Timesrevealed 15 male models are accusing photographer Bruce Weber of sexual harassment and misconduct, with another 13 male models and assistants accusing fellow photographer Mario Testino.
Now, another four models have come out with allegations against Weber. A Business of Fashionreport finds D.L. Janney, a former male model, accusing Weber of asking him to strip nude during a break in a British Vogue photoshoot in 1982 so he might take photos for ""his own use, and to show Calvin [Klein]." Janney believes Weber "blacklisted" him from the industry after Weber asked him and his male model brother to "pretend to be boyfriends" and they refused.
Christopher Cates says Weber asked him to strip and touched him inappropriately at a shoot in Miami in 2006. Alex Geerman says Weber touched his genital area while doing "breathing exercises" with him in 2008--he now says Weber didn't do something wrong, though, explaining: "It took me years to figure out, it wasn't a sexual thing. It was an art thing."
Finally, Ryan Vigilant said he was touched inappropriately by Weber at a shoot in 2008. After hearing Weber's denials to the Times expose, he told Business of Fashion: "The statements that Bruce and Mario, or should I say their lawyers made, pains me. I don't understand their denial. Either their sense of entitlement has so clouded their ethical judgement, it's not based in reality anymore. Or they are going through so much pain internally and are destroying themselves."