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Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Mario Testino dropped by Burberry over sex allegations

Mario Testino dropped by Burberry over sex allegations

Acclaimed American fashion photographer Bruce Weber, 71, was also named in the New York Times report as an alleged sexual harasser, and several United States brands have banned both photographers from shooting their ad campaigns in the future. "A lot of molestation". In one case, Testino ordered the other people to leave the room so that he could be alone with one of the models who spoke out. Model Jason Boyce said Weber encouraged him, during a shoot, to grope himself as well as suck the photographer's fingers.

As for Weber, he was similar in that he requested nude photo-shoots as well, which were in addition to supposed exercises that would see Weber fondling the models. "As a result, we will not be working with Mario Testino for the foreseeable future".

Following Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes on sexual harassment, Mario Testino posted a photo of Oprah on his Instagram congratulating the star. Pictured: Testino attends the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Park Avenue Armory on September 10, 2017 in New York City.

"Then he crawls on the bed, climbs on top of me and says, 'I'm the girl, you're the boy, '" Locke said.

"I'm completely shocked and saddened by the outrageous claims being made against me, which I absolutely deny."
They also say they felt forced to accept the advances from Testino in order to move forward with their careers.

"I went at him, like, you better get away". Given my life's work, these twisted and untrue allegations are truly disheartening. "I would never, ever, try to hurt anyone or prevent someone from succeeding - it's just not in my character", Weber said in the statement provided to The Times.

Meanwhile, Testino's lawyers have questioned the credibility of the accusers stating that they "cannot be considered reliable sources".

Conde Nast - which as publisher of titles such as Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, has done more than anyone to cement Testino's place as the world's most prolific magazine photographer - has said it has no plans to work with him for the "foreseeable future".

"I believe strongly in the value of remorse and forgiveness, but I take the allegations very seriously, and we at Conde Nast have made a decision to put our working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future", Wintour, who is also editor in chief of Vogue magazine, said in a statement.

In an article written by Vogue's editor-in-chief and the artistic director of Conde Nast, it has been revealed that the latter magazine will be putting its working relationship with the two photographers on hold after several models have come out alleging to have experienced sexual harassment from them.

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