New Albany, OH- Abercrombie & Fitch is well known for their racy photos. And now a new lawsuit against the retailer reveals what gives those models such a sultry look.
According to model Benjamine Bowers, he was asked to pleasure himself during a photo shoot and has now filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million, according to TMZ. However, the gossip site didn’t state what the lawsuit was for.
Bowers was recruited from a Mississippi store to model for Abercrombie so the company flew him to Miami. While at the photo shoot, a modeling agent told him he needed to look more relaxed. And the agent’s suggestion for getting that relaxed look was for Bowers to masturbate and allow the photographer to capture him after the moment.
Bowers also stated that the modeling agent then exposed himself and proceeded to compare their genitalia.
Even though the cause of the lawsuit has not been released, one could assume that it is possibly for sexual harassment or emotional distress, or both.
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