A 16-year-old model is on a photo shoot in Paris. She has very little experience of modelling and is unaccompanied by her agency or parents. She leaves the studio to go to the bathroom and meets the photographer - "a very, very famous photographer, probably one of the world's top names", according to Ziff - in the hallway. He starts fiddling with her clothes. "But you're used to this," says Ziff. "People touch you all the time. Your collar, or your breasts. It's not strange to be handled like that." Then suddenly he puts his hands between her legs and sexually assaults her.
"Financially speaking, male modeling is not unlike being a straight-male porn star: The men have always made less than the women, and very few become big names."
I've worked on tons of fashion shoots and never heard of anything remotely like this (and I've heard plenty of horror stories about big egos, assholes, and drama queens of all kinds). I'm sure it happens, but saying this is common or typical is ridiculous.
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