Photographers Mario Testino, Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Misconduct

More than a dozen models have come forward to accuse top fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of sexual misconduct, The New York Times reports. Fifteen current and former male models have alleged that Weber sexually exploited them during photo shoots, allegedly pressuring them into unnecessary nudity and sexual acts. Several models claim Weber had them touch themselves and then guided their hands with his own. Testino is facing similar accusations from 13 male assistants and models, who allege he made sexual advances that included groping and masturbation. Representatives for both photographers have expressed shock at the claims and denied the allegations. But Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor in chief and the artistic director at Condé Nast, announced that Condé Nast would be putting its “working relationship with both photographers on hold for the foreseeable future” in light of the claims.