‘TERRIFIED AND REPULSED’

Fashion Photographer Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A male model has accused veteran fashion photographer Bruce Weber of sexually harassing him during a 2014 photo shoot, leaving him “terrified and repulsed.” In a lawsuit filed in New York on Friday, Jason Boyce alleges that Weber pressured him to take his clothes off and touch his own genitals during the photo shoot. When Boyce was reluctant to do as Weber wanted, the photographer “grabbed Mr. Boyce’s arm, and moved it back and forth, so that Mr. Boyce was forced to rub his own genitals,” the complaint says, according to the New York Post. Boyce also claims Weber put his fingers in his mouth and forced him to kiss him before leaving the shoot, which occurred when Boyce was 28 years old and Weber was 68. As a result of the alleged incident, Boyce says he “suffered humiliation, emotional anguish and lost economic opportunities, including the end of his modeling career in New York.” He felt “intense dread” at the thought of continuing his modeling career and “was worried that he would continue to run into Mr. Weber throughout his career,” the complaint says.