Famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber is the latest high-profile figure to be accused of sexual assault, with a male model coming forward to file a suit against the man.
In a lawsuit obtained by the New York Post, male model Jason Boyce, who is married, describes a sexual encounter with Weber in which the photographer allegedly kissed him and put his fingers in his mouth.
During a casting shoot with Weber, Boyce alleges that the photographer said he was “so tense” and instructed him to remove his shirt and pants. Shortly after obeying the order, Weber allegedly removed Boyce’s underwear, where he then allegedly “instructed Mr. Boyce to put his hands on himself, ‘wherever you feel your energy go,’” the lawsuit states.
After Boyce put his hands on his chest, Weber allegedly moved the models’ hands to his genitals.
“Mr. Weber grabbed Mr. Boyce’s arm, and moved it back and forth, so that Mr. Boyce was forced to rub his own genitals,” the lawsuit claims.
Weber, according to Boyce, then put the models’ hand on his own crotch and put his fingers in his mouth as well. Boyce says in the lawsuit that he was “terrified and repulsed.”
This is when Weber allegedly whispered to Boyce, saying “If you just had confidence, you’d go really far. How far do you want to make it? How ambitious are you?”
Boyce did not respond to the comments, leaving Weber to allegedly end the casting photoshoot, saying “You know what? Put your underwear on. I think we’re done here,” the lawsuit claims.
Before the male model could leave, though, Weber allegedly grabbed Boyce and kissed him on the lips.
Weber is one of the most beloved and recognized fashion photographers by the fashion establishment and industry.
A favorite of former French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld, Weber is known for his all-American-style photography, most recently working closely with Louis Vuitton to create a series of fashion ad campaigns.
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ブルース・ウェーバー／Bruce Weber ブルース・ウェーバーはアメリカ合衆国ペンシルベニア州グリーンバーグ生まれの写真家、映画監督。1973年、業界誌 『Men's Wear』 で写真家としてデビュー。1982年カルバン・クラインの下着ラインの広告写真に、当時はまだは一般的ではなかった男性のヌードを使用。この成功によりウェーバーは一躍'80年代を代表する商業写真家となる。カルバン・クラインの他にはラルフ・ローレン、アバクロンビー&フィッチの広告写真などが有名。また1987年には、元全米ライト級ボクシング・チャンピオンのアンディー・ミンスカーを追ったドキュメンタリー映画 『Broken Noses』 で監督デビューし、続く1988年には、ジャズトランペット奏者チェット・ベイカーを描いたドキュメンタリー『レッツ・ゲット・ロスト』でアカデミー長編ドキュメンタリー映画賞にノミネートされた。2000年にはレスラーのピーター・ジョンソンをモデルにした 『Chop Suey』、2004年には自身の愛犬らをモデルにした 『トゥルーへの手紙』 が公開された。 Bruce Weber (born March 29, 1946) is an American fashion photographer and occasional filmmaker. He is most widely known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Pirelli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Revlon, and Gianni Versace, as well as his work for Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines. #BruceWeber
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