How is this news?
Is every male celebrity who got turned down for a sexual advance going to be a suspect now? Is this the first battle in a War on Men?
I remember that model Levi Poulter complained that one photographer was a bit pushy.
I assume Levi has retired now.
Levi had shortcomings.
Now a warning?
And he probably fucked Keanu Reeves right up the ass.
he has weird features. face looks like that grey girl with the angelina jolie complex...
Boyce, about how he felt being a model for Weber-
“terrified and repulsed.”
I like Oliver STone's response to Melissa ShitHead Gilbert: "She knew the nature of the role and the film." That's all. Same goes here.
Seriously, fucking pussies... Nobody knows hot to slap away a hand or even smack someone if need be? When did everyone get so frail?
A good stern vocal warning can do wonders too.
This is about powerful people creating a system where people with lesser power are expected to give in to sexual advances in order to get work.
It's not an "equal" situation where you can "slap a hand away". These powerful abusers have other powerful people helping them to carry out this harassment/abuse.
The modeling industry was designed to service old men. There is no reason it needs to be this way.
This 28 year old model has posed for lady Bruce before, then lady Bruce makes him leave during a "session". Another #getthatmoney person jumping on the bandwagon, like that Nick Carter accuser.
R15, the pussies are the ones like you who apparently can't go 10 seconds without touching someone. Learn to control your urges.
What R2 said. While it took far too long for someone to go public about Weber, the modeling industry has know about him forever.
Another #getthatmoney person jumping on the bandwagon
R16 — these are NOT jobs of necessity like just about any other job. This guy sought out being a model for high pay and fame. I am not saying that justifies harassment BUT it does make it really hard for him to say convincingly that he didn’t have any idea he would be exposed to lewd conduct and it makes it really hard for him to say that his sense of violation from a grope (as opposed to a rape) is reasonable or acute. Publishing this guy’s story is basically a derailment tactic intended to muddy the waters. Men face not even an iota if the quantity or quality of daily harassment that women of all ages and attractiveness face.
Oh god, it's that troll
What makes the modeling industry different from being subject to the same rules as any other industry, R21. It's a job of necessity if you need it to pay your bills.
Did he grab Peter Johnson’s peter?
R21 "Men face not even an iota if the quantity or quality of daily harassment that women of all ages and attractiveness face."
The Women's Pain is Greater Olympic Competition Troll
I get that this was a guy pursuing a modeling career. But, Why is there such a lack of any empathy for men? Having been a 16-22yo guy at one time I can tell you that you end up in situations that are uncomfortable and those situations are sometimes at the hands of men AND WOMEN! As a male, you are actually in a worse spot than a woman in the aftermath of these assaults, as society has always told you to be strong & defend yourself while holding in your emotions.
So in summary: go fuck your goddamn self, you sorry ass fucking piece of shit!
He's a predator. Everyone knew.
I'm so sick of the pervy harassment apologists.
All models are whores. Trust me on this.
It was worth it
Unless you are physically chained to a wall no one has power over you, unless you concede that power, which makes you an enabler. I walked away from a job I needed quite badly because I realized my boss was a crazy asshole. Sorry, no sympathy.
He's married?! To a woman?!
R33, it's a Barry Diller thing. We so sophisticated that we're married and he's gay.
Seriously, what you people want to do is make everyone POWERLESS and therefore not remotely responsible for how they react to a situation should one arrive -- and I assure you there are plenty of people, male and female, who have slapped hands away, walked out on meetings that went wrong, and just said "Fuck you" in general. And many of them did quite well since nobody has that much power in the business (you can piss off 50 casting directors and there are 500 more out there and all you need is a couple to like and believe in you. Ditto, agents, etc.)
The notion of models bending over for every photographer just because of some imbalance of power is straight out of Lena Dunham thinking and we all know how flawed that is. You don't like it, leave. Or, as Courtney Love put it so well, DON'T GO in the first place. (An agent sets up these gigs; models don't just walk in from the bus station. There are plenty of people to confer with over this stuff, even when a model or actor is starting out. This "it all happened TO me" mentality is pissing me off big time. Say no, grow a couple, and leave -- and don't come back. So much more of this is within our control but nobody wants to believe that since what fun is it if you aren't a Victim of your own life?
you can piss off 50 casting directors and there are 500 more out there and all you need is a couple to like and believe in you. Ditto, agents, etc.
You obviously have no knowledge of the entertainment industry.
You don't like it, leave.
And end your career. That's literally what would've happened.
and I would've killed to work with Bruce Weber, for the record
In others words you're just jealous and bitter.
"You obviously have no knowledge of the entertainment industry."
You are so fucking clueless. What an amateur.
Datalounge was so right about this guy
There is an expectation of respect. The same way that you don't assume that a woman dressed a certain way is asking for something, you don't assume a model paid to be photographed by you wants you to grab his cock. Its called being a normal fucking human being.
[R33], it's a Barry Diller thing. We so sophisticated that we're married and he's gay.
r34, does Weber admit to a marriage of convenience or does he actually say he's straight/bi?
Good for this guy coming forward. More men have to do the same or else nothing will change.
I can't even imagine how much sexual harassment male models go through.
Why doesn't Bruce take photos of women?
I don't get it.
Dear Madam (because I assume you are of the female sex) models RELY on their photographer for their livelihood.
Models are mere rags flesh without a photographer to commodify them for the market.
Bruce only likes straight boys and has a disdain for men who are not only gay but open about it.
One wonders if he had ever googled any of Mr. Weber's photos.
And don't forget he went back for more discomfort. That always baffles me.
Speaking of... where'd Paz and her iron tight lawsuit go? She, too, went back for another date after the first alleged rape. Paz? You out there? Crickets...
Boys, suck it iup. Yeah, it's wrong. But are you traumatized all these years later? Did you lose out on a job because of it? Were you denied a promotion?
Suck it up and move on.
r48, stop blaming the victim and blame the perpetrator.
Not when it's Bruce Fucking Weber. One of my heroes.
Leave the talented ones alone, fuckers.
Bruce only likes straight boys and has a disdain for men who are not only gay but open about it.
Sounds like my M.O.
I'd pay $500 for a hot gay rentboy. I'd pay $50,000 for a truly straight guy to humiliate himself by letting me have my way with him.
WTF-- have you all never read or seen "Chop Suey"?
It was like N A M B L A ran a publishing company and movie studio
It was all about how he found this working class kid named Peter Johnson at a wrestling camp when he was 16
Paid off Johnson's parents to allow him to move in with Weber in his house upstate where, as Weber outlines in extreme detail in the book, he would have Johnson dress up in different homoerotic costumes (sailor, farmboy, etc.) and have his (Weber's) friends come over to ogle Peter and photograph him.
Eventually, after much cajoling, he talked Peter into posing nude.
Johnson supposedly went to the local high school up in wherever Weber lives in the Catskills. "Hi, I'm Peter the new kid. I live with that famous gay photographer so he can take photos of me whenever he wants."
And then to top it all off, Johnson got married when he was 19, no doubt to prove to himself/the world that he was actually straight.
Weber should have his balls removed with a wire cutter and no anesthesia and probably a few fingers and toes as wel.
Truly a horrible human, protected by the fashion establishment.
Peter was definitely a grower, not a shower.
R52, you made mincemeat out of chop suey.
Leave this man alone! He is straight and married!
This can't be true. He is straight and has been married for years. As one might expect from a man who has made a career out of homoerotic male nude photos.
Until the 90s male models were whores. No man went into that profession without knowing he would be molested by predatory types in the industry. It was a known job hazard.
Jason is married to a stinkfish?!?!
LESBIANISM MOST FOUL!!!!!!
So what happened to Peter? What is he doing now?
He's incredibly mediocre
Why does my name appears in the clip of that ghastly movie called "Chop Suey" R55?
I did not authorise it all!
Bruce Weber claims to be STRAIGHT???
"Truly a horrible human, protected by the fashion establishment."
I think it's safe to say that everyone in fashion industry/rag trade is a major asshole and a horrible human being. Designing and selling shit made in Asian sweatshops by forced child labor then turning around and selling said shit at an outrageous markup normally doesn't qualify one for a Nobel prize or even make them a decent human being.
Oh please, seriously, when did all these Victorian prudes arrive at DL? Weber no more molested Peter from "Chop Suey" than the man in the moon. I love Peter's story about how Weber was in town and wanted to see models and how Peter was warned that the photographer was a homo who would lure him into evil and don't do it -- and he says, more or less, "Where do I sign up?" That is almost every straight kid I have known in the business. Not necessarily curious but cool with it all.
Unlike some of the prigs on these threads. Gotta be females. Jesus...
Gotta be females. Jesus...
The famous last words of a pedo who thinks anyone who disapproves of molesting boys and young men MUST be a woman.
And, right on cue, there's the "You're a pedo" cow again. If you're a man, I am extremely embarrassed for my whole gender.
Nobody should be surprised by this at all.
What's next, Tom Binachi sexually molested/abused a male model? Or Robert Mapplethorpe sexually abused a male or female model?
Unjustly accused heterosexual fashion photographer Bruce Weber and his lovely wife, Nan Bush.
R72 so I guess it's a marriage of convenience?
Why does he dress like an old roadie?
Yeah, really. I saw this headline the other day and was like, “You don’t say...?!”
I think Bruce Webber seduced many a male model in his day but I doubt he ever harrassed anybody into it.
Forced to touch their own genitals. Two grown men. This fucking world of wannabe victims...
I hope people laugh at both of them.
I was self-molested.
Unlike some of the prigs on these threads. Gotta be females. Jesus...
So by that logic you're a 400-pound gay man in a muu-muu. Your point?
Only on DL would so many champion the cause of an obese, aging, closeted sexual harasser.
^^^ lol you better believe that most posters are of the same age and look just like Weber, and they WISH they would be in a position of power to molest hot guys.
I’ve always despised Weber for being such a closet case. While the rest of us work to live our lives openly and take the lumps for it cowards like him make millions while reinforcing the self hatred that has destroyed so many.
I’d actually forgotten about the whole ‘Chop Suey’ thing. Creepy as fuck and he got away with it.
This molestation Witch Hunt sure has brought the cunts out en masse on DL. Sick fucks enjoying this stuff and falsely calling out other gay men as pedophiles at every opportunity. If you are gay, you should be ashamed of yourself though I know you are not evolved enough to feel anything like shame.
And for the record, Weber is one of the greatest commercial photographers who ever lived. You people are starting to sound very pedestrian.
"And for the record, Weber is one of the greatest commercial photographers who ever lived."
So, in your warped mind, this entitles Weber to do whatever he wants to whomever he wants when ever he wants? Never get your meat the same place you get your bread and butter and keep your fucking grubby ass paws to yourself. Plain and simple. You want dick, go out and get it like the rest of us.
In your line of reasoning, R85, DJT considers himself the greatest President in the history of the US and therefore, in his mind, he should be able to grope who ever he wants, when ever he wants, right?
Weber should sue this poor looser for defamation to wreck him up. Trust me this bastard will have to sell his ass to pay weber for all thr damage and stress caused to him.
WTF, R85? Do you really have so few logic skills? Don't worry, you aren't alone on these threads.
Weber's accomplishments as a photographer are not an entitlement to anything (though the charges thus far are beyond absurd) -- but they do exist on their own terms. He's a great photographer and still will be once this shit blows over.
That rubbish you spew at R86 is you spinning, as usual.
To R86, of course.
I am so sick of that Republicunt Lisa Bloom and her mother. Either sue or shut the fuck up, people. Prove it in court or get slapped down. Stop holding idiotic press announcements for this shit.
They're male models (or were, in blondie's case). They're taking risque photos focusing on their bodies. No one held their hands to their junk and made them beat off. I hope Bruce filmed all his model sessions and makes them all look like idiots.
I know a gay photographer who takes nude photos of hot guys and it's amazing how many of the straight ones are open to "want me to help you with that? Seems a shame to waste it" conversation. And in his case he's taking erect photos of men, not nude-adjacent pictures of men cupping their junk.
DL Fave George Stults says:
boraborageorgeOh man, good ol Bruce! Knew this guy was a scum bag within the first few minutes of shooting with him. Thanks for the memories 🖕🏻
boraborageorge@tetley_t hahahahahahaha I remember wanting to hurt that man for being so creepy.
He seems like a charmer. "boraborageorge Man. 173 lbs of pure masculinity at its finest. I am not a public figure! For direct bookings call 555 go ahead and eff yourself 💋❤️"
This is news? He tried the same thing with way hotter Michael Bergin (sp?), who wrote the tacky book about his affair with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.
George Hurrell he ain't.
No but he has his own signature style just as prominently as Hurrell did. I like when Weber said there was always one feature on a male model that fascinated him -- the ears,. a nose, the neck -- but it was rarely the one the model himself thought was his best feature.
I wonder how Chris got along with him on the "Wicked Game" video. Well by all accounts. I don't think Bruce has had the bad rep so many of you want to give him in hindsight.
George Stults also posted on his Instagram that Kevin Spacey hit on him when he was a cater waiter. He should start posting here!
insider here ---he's been doing this for years ,hundreds of male models hate him...He is a real sick ,self-hating homosexual and a horrible person Long time coming ,hope he settles big $$$ on everyone
Weber’s behavior is objectively pretty foul. However, one can’t help but to lol at the presumption that most of these male models would get any work at all, if not for old pervy men.
"I wonder how Chris got along with him on the "Wicked Game" video."
The director was Herb Ritts not Bruce.
That's disgusting and creepy R52 but I'm not surprised closet queen Bruce did this.
ahhh, you're right, R100! I am losing my once perfect memory. Did kind of look like Weber work though, didn't it.
(Weber did shoot Chris Isaak quite a bit when he was young, though, didn't he?)
For every R52 who tells the truth and calls out these sick fucks for what they are, there's a sad old apologist like R85 who flounces and squeals "but he's a great photographer!" as if that makes it all right.
Guaranteed R85 services "straight" guys and feels that it's their right as superior beings to treat a mere f*g like himself like a cum rag.
You may be the saddest excuse for a human being I have seen yet on DL, R174. Pathetic.
I do know math though R105 and there is no R174 in this thread.
You, OTOH, have made 16[/itali - c] posts on this thread, all of them twisted-panty screeds defending Weber and bashing the rest of us for not acknowledging that he had a right to molest teenage boys.
Slow week at N A M B L A headquarters this week?
Or do you do PR for Weber?
The sickest cunt who ever lived at R106. No typo this time. Go fuck yourself.
17 posts. Each one angrier than the last.
Were you molested as a child? Can you show us on the doll where the bad photographer touched you?
God Weber looks like he stinks and all.
That's disgusting and creepy [R52] but I'm not surprised closet queen Bruce did this.
r101, can someone clarify for me: is Weber openly bisexual (and married to a woman) or is he a closet case who says he's straight?
R108 HAS to be a woman. There is no way that is a man. No. Way.
R111 (who is now up to 18 Angry Posts) has to be trans.
No way that could be a man. Or a woman. No. Way.
Why do the pedos always think that only women object to this bullshit?
Weber is a creepy perv and so is his chief fan/defender.
Someone with his "repertoire" and portfolio surely cannot seriously be considered a closet case. The work speaks for itself.
r21 thinks that because other people have it worse, this victim's story is invalid and Bruce Weber should get to go on being a predator.
You can't stop piggery by being just another pig.
Everyone feel free to rape r32 and steal all his property.
He can just walk away.
r35 must be a rapist.
Only a sick and warped individual believes that employers can do whatever they want without any accountability and labor or consumers can only walk away.
You're legally wrong and anyone who follows your advice is going to prison.
These sexual harassment busts must hit pretty close to home for the pro-rape poster.
Bruce Weber's only "talent," r50, is identifying hot guys.
Congratulations, he's a gay man.
The fact that he's a closeted, homophobic pig should repulse you, too.
Jeez, so MANY Goody-Goodys!
r68 proved he's a sexist, too.
And the type of moron who thinks an entire class of people are guilty of what one individual does.
Seriously. I feel like I am at a PTA meeting in Podunk.
And, at this point, I love the notion that I must be a rapist, a pedophile, a sexist, all of it. As long as I am on the completely OPPOSITE side of these assholes posting their silly Victim bullshit.
r119 = Charles Manson
You're going to jail, r121.
I can tell by your sociopathic and persistent denials that you're guilty of the same behavior, sexually harassing tons of people your whole life.
You're not going to get any sympathy outside the multiple personalities in your fractured mind.
oooooooooh noooooooooo... someone please come visit me and my many personalities in jail.
(who do we talk to to get R123 banned? clearly insane).
You have to wonder what happened to these pedo defenders to make them like that.
They are angry AF and very defensive.
Dat “Strike a pose” bro-hoes woes bump
A couple of years ago, the Daily Fail had a video interview with Bruce Weber. The topic was the accusations against Terry Richardson. Weber said something like Terry Richardson needs "to get help." In the Comments section, someone called Weber a hypocrite because it was well known within the industry that Weber's thing is young males vs. Richardson's taste for young females. Another person commented that they worked for an agency in the 80s or 90s and although they warned Weber's agent that the male model does not do nudity, Weber often hinted during the go see that the model wouldn't be considered for Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein ads if he didn't disrobe. Then you have the Michael Bergin book, which I always thought was more interesting as a male model memoir than a book about Carolyn Bessette, where Weber attempted to give Bergin what Weber called a "Chinese massage." Of course this entailed Bergin being completely naked.
Bruce Weber is an American hero, and a national treasure.
You lit have to suck him off to be one of his special boys. He's fucking gross for one thing and also fat. he if he was old and slim and took care of his looks maybe that would be different but he's fucking nasty. guh!
Bruce got Keanu and River so drugged out, they started fucking ...guess that's what they wanted.
Sure you don't mean Gus?
Bruce Weber is an American hero, and a national treasure.
Let's bury him!
There are better, non-racist photographers of men out there.
Norwegian model Alexander Kjellevik has now also come forward about icky Bruce.
Mary Model looks like a sensitive prisspot.
R138 Well, NYPD are looking into this latest allegation.
Wow, the Norwegian guy is gorgeous
Met him at a newsstand once...looked like a bum with shit in his pants....UNSPEAKABLY RUDE ALSO.
Uh, are you selling penis mightiers?
"Well, NYPD are looking into this latest allegation."
Yeah, right, they're very busy. He'll go on the light right after Paz and her Harvey rape charges. In other words, that guy needs to enjoy his fifteen minutes of Victimhood because it will never be news again. crickets.
"By now I was under complete control, my mind "froze", I couldn't think straight, petrified that any wrong move would upset the man. "
But the pictures came out GREAT, dude. All that matters.
My favorite color is three.
I can smell numbers. I smell a big pile of number two.
The model was forced to put his OWN fingers in his OWN underwear? Maybe he should sue his hand.
The police will be howling in laughter at this one if he dares report it.
R146, the cops are laughing at people like you who side with sexual abusers and not the victims
Right, exactly why so many of these cases are going to trial... like, say, NONE of them.
You live on Venus apparently.
I am torn on this. On the one hand I think these guys have a right to be respected and that being molested by a creepy guy is not one of them.
On the other hand, even when I first saw his work 30 years ago I knew guys would have to put out. Let’s be honest here. You become a Bruce Weber model , everyone knows you have been immortalised in some way. Your beauty will be forever be seen and admired.
You are a male model in a world dominated by female fashion and yes some guys will come onto you. But let’s be honest here, you are a model because you are trying to seduce people into buying the product or seeing themselves with the product or seeing themselves with you.
You are seducing the camera as well. You want the camera to love you.
If I had to live my life again I would ride a dildo and fuck an audience to be photographed by Weber.
Yep I love the look.
I get the harassment and the bullshit that can come with it, which is bullshit. But I also get that they use their looks to get further ahead than most of us.
So I am sort of torn
I know. Let's have our high powered agent arrange for us to shoot with a photographer known worldwide for his nudes and studies in male sexuality -- and then get all bashful and victimized when actual sex is discussed. Trust me, this is one of those "Follow the goddam money" things.
Men can punch. Unless it's a kid whose hand is being shoved down his own pants, there is no excuse. Even if you "froze", you still did it. Grow the fuck up.
And any gay men who have ogled Weber's work -- and I am one -- should be embarrassed at the hypocrisy if they are thinking "Oh, that poor young man." Such disingenuous bullshit. But I am almost 100% convinced the Victim Brigade are all silly women. Now more than ever.
As a gay man, I am tired of throwing my own sex on the sword for every accusation that comes down the pipe. Innocent until proven guilty still applies here.
r151, you are confusing a court of law with the court of common sense. Bruce has been known as a creep for years, we've been discussing it here for eons
Looks like he's going to survive this one unless more younger models come forward. The idea that Alex went to the police is a little silly. Statute of limitations has probably passed. It's all hearsay now. The younger models won't come forward at risk of being black balled.
What a pussy. God, I hope 2018 will bring an end to this bullshit once and for all.
Bruce has given a statement.
He never harassed anyone - he was just trying to capture the human spirit, you guys!!!!!
R158, I’ve always loved that photo.
That is good photography, plain and simple.
Why all the bumps of old post lately?
This makes the Spacey threads look tame.
So much mental illness.
I agree with the poster upthread (R52) about Chop Suey.
Stumbled on it one day and could not believe that no one stopped Weber from taking advantage of that poor kid.
r162, I was making ART, okay? He was my muse, and he helped me capture the human spirit. There was nothing sexual about it.
Is this the guy that says he's gay but still married and had kids with a woman...if so then fuck this creeper.
Did he take the hot pics of the Brewers Twins practically fucking?
Completely denies everything.... No shame
A source adds that the book includes Avedon’s private thoughts on celebrity subjects and colleagues, including Anna Wintour (“a very frosty concoction”), model Lauren Hutton (“wackadoodle”), socialite Marella Agnelli (“looked like an ostrich, a giraffe”)
and photographer Weber in his “goddamn bandanna.”
4th model comes forward. Sorry the old man needs to go. Mario can follow him out the door as well.
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The only thing the general public cares less about than female models are male models. They have true privilege, no doubt about it (and that's a word I hate in general). But if indeed Bruce loses some campaigns, at least it's at the end of a long rich career. But I think all of this will be met with a big collective shrug. Fuck 'em.
Who hasn't bruce weber raped?
BW was doing this in the early 90's and probably before that. he is a creep and a predator there are hundreds of models who could come forward tip of the iceberg
He never touched me
From an Abercrombie & Fitch spread
There's not a single article of clothing in the shot, not even a discarded pair of underwear.
Such an odd illustation for a fashion layout, even one for A&F. No clothing and the model's face is even covered. The focus of the photograph is entirely on the cock.
I am sure Bruce treated the guys at r181, 182, and 183 with the utmost dignity and respect
I'm sure Bruce forced ALL those grown men into those poses! Believe the victims! Especially the hole presenter above!
I'm sure he told them what to do and they complied. That's what they were paid for.
Bruce is straight.
He's taken plenty of photos of scantily-clad women too.
I want to be a fluffer on his photo shoots.
The person who took the photo at R170 is not straight.
Yeah, r190 he is straight.... straight for the next man.
It's official. Mario Testino is also in trouble and Conde Naste/Anna Wintour is cutting ties with both of them.
They both sound like creeps
he raped the brewer twins
R198, at the same time?
He forced the Brewers to fuck while he watched.
Did they tell you about it?
Weber might have a groping hand, but at least he had a good eye for classic male beauty. He was one of the last true aesthetes.
The guys he picked out of obscurity and immortalized in world-wide campaigns (e.g. Bergin for Calvin Klein) were great choices.
Once Weber’s jettisoned, classic-look / beefcake models won’t have as many big-campaign opportunities.
The new post-Weber fashion is for borderline anorexic, freaky-looking male models (thanks to those ‘innovators’ at Prada and Burberry).
And the rest of today’s big campaigns go to HW actors and their ugly spawn.
At least this new batch of male models (e.g. Jude Law’s son) will be safe from molestation. No one would care to bother.
What a waste of all that potential soulmate!
it's common knowledge he raped them. don't know if it was together or one at a time but he did.
Great shots of Leo and I'm sure Bruce forced himself on him too. Riiiight. Some of you live in a fantasy world ("common knowledge" that he raped the Brewer twins, riiiiight). If you're a goddam snitch woman, go pick on Aziz or whatever other celeb who is fool enough to date you.
R212, you sound like a dumb twat. I doubt he forced himself on Leo, only non-famous guys who needed the work. But you are clearly out of the loop about the fashion industry, probably a Frau from Iowa. Bruce is a known creep.
I was molested too! Bruce Weber made me scrunch my face & scrunch my junk!
See how violated I look in this photo!
*patron saint of white rapper victims
I read male model Bruce Hulse’s book (photo of him below) and he described a very respectful close relationship with Weber.
Then again, I read Bergin’s saucy book and he was very bemused by Weber’s awkward seduction attempt. The seduction trick Weber allegedly tried on Bergin (smthg like “you look so tense, would you like a Buddhist neck massage to relax?”) was so old-school - it made me feel vicariously embarrassed for Weber.
Bergin was apparently silly enough to fall for it initially, but then his brain switched on and he stormed out.
I worked with one of female faces of an A & F campaign and she told me that he would have a lot of drugs on set so the guys would feel comfortable to get naked, then encourage the guys to get more physical with everyone.
What is the chop suey scandal people are talking about saying Weber got away with it?
Testino raped a lot of dudes too. He would force himself on them
Check out the linked article at R197. So much "We didn't know" bullshit. From almost everybody.
Testino raped a lot of dudes
General US definition of “Rape”: “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim”.
So did Testino “rape”?
As has been mentioned on DL countless times. Weber's book "Chop Suey" is pretty much a how-to guide for seducing and taking advantage of an underage male model.
I recall a blind item from a few years back about a photographer specializing in nude male models who filmed/photographed them jerking off. Of course Weber's name was thrown about. Anyone else recall something like this?
I will look up chop suey later thanks guys
Although the psychology of him basically showcasing to the world what he was doing and his strategy via Chop Suey book is quite brazen.
Did he get a thrill out of it being a paraded open secret or did he want to get caught or was he just stupid in a deluded bubble of untouchability??
These pics are creepy AF.
was he hot?
Chop Suey is gorgeous.
A little of both R225 plus the fashion world is so fucked up they all thought he was a genius and so rules didn't apply to him and that he was doing the kid, Peter Johnson, a big favor by taking him from Flyoverstan High and making him FAAAABULOUSSSS!!!!
Oh, Sir Ian.....
I don’t think R230 is from Chop Suey.
Me either. I personally like that Weber's books never cross over into porn. Just nude studies. And the Chop Suey hysterics are truly off the mark. The kid was fine, enjoyed the experience, had his 15 minutes and the photos were nice, not gross. Some of you are getting more and more Frau by the minute.
Some of you are getting more and more Frau by the minute.
Honey, they were always fraus.
Former 80's model Daryl Janney spoke today with from Business of Fashion:
D.L. Janney, a former male model, who recently released a memoir called “Blacklisted,” which details his time in the industry, said that while on a break during a shoot for British Vogue in 1982, Weber asked him to strip down to his underwear for a photo he could take to Calvin Klein, whose campaigns Weber was shooting at the time. Janney was eager to comply until Weber asked him to get completely nude. According to Janney, Weber said that the photos would not be published anywhere and were for “his own use, and to show Calvin.”
When Janney refused, he said the photographer refused to speak with him for the rest of the day. On another occasion, Weber had hired both Janney and his brother for a shoot for GQ; Weber asked the two brothers to remove their shirts and, according to Janney, “pretend to be boyfriends.” When they refused, Janney said they were subject to verbal abuse. As outlined in his book, Janney believes that Weber “blacklisted” him from the industry shortly after, making it impossible for him to find work as a model.
Alex Geerman, a former model, massage therapist and healer, said that in 2008, Weber asked him to do “breathing exercises” that involved non-consensual touching of the chakras, including the root chakra, which is located around the genitals. “I didn’t understand what he was doing, and he didn’t explain it,” recalled Geerman, who said he left the shoot so disturbed he told his mother, who was waiting outside the studio: “I don’t want to do this anymore.” Yet, Geerman said that although he was upset at the time, he no longer believes that Weber did anything wrong. “It took me years to figure out, it wasn't a sexual thing. It was an art thing,” said Geerman.
Are these guys headless?
Christopher Cates, a fit model, said that while on set for a photoshoot at Weber’s Miami home in 2006, the photographer asked each model to join him alone in a guest bedroom upstairs, away from the rest of the crew. Cates said that when he entered the room, Weber asked him to remove his shirt and pants, and later his underwear, and then proceeded to touch him inappropriately. According to Cates, Weber took photos during the incident using a digital SLR camera, though those photos were, to Cates’ knowledge, never used for any professional purpose.
Ryan Vigilant, said the photographer touched him inappropriately in a sexual manner during a shoot in 2008. Vigilant initially did not want to name Weber directly. However, after reading Weber’s statement in response to the New York Times story, he changed his mind. “The statements that Bruce and Mario, or should I say their lawyers made, pains me,” he wrote via email. “I don’t understand their denial. Either their sense of entitlement has so clouded their ethical judgement, it’s not based in reality anymore. Or they are going through so much pain internally and are destroying themselves.”
R239 Click on the link.
I'm glad there are no nude women in "Chop Suey." That would make me so jealous!
When is surprise anal not surprise anal?
What's the deal with Bruce's wife? What is she - headless? She must see and hear nothing
Thank you to the above posters who included hot pics of the "j'accuse" models.
And the last batch of accusers is much hotter than the first two. Thank jeebus. I was beginning to doubt Weber's world-famous good taste.
D.L. Janney, a former male model, who recently released a memoir called “Blacklisted"
Janney is currently trying to promote and sell his "memoir" book, based in part on his salacious accusations against Weber.
Anyone read it? Some paid shill on the back cover of the book describes it as a "coming-of-age story ON THE LEVEL of Catcher in the Rye".
Well, move over J.D.Salinger - D.L.Janney is in town.
^The book is also “highly recommended for advanced and mature audience … interested in … novels about the NATURE OF TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESSES”.
They make it sound like it’s Kafka’s Metamorphosis, or a butterfly biology encyclopedia.
again, much ado about nothing. But thanks R250 for the Salinger laugh. That tells me everything we need to know about Holden Janney who's had it so rough with that face. "Mommy, he was mean to me!"
It seems “Blacklisted” is a (suspiciously and opportunistically well-timed) re-published (December 2017) version of Janney’s previous book - “Nineteen: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Model” (June 2016).
James Joyce must be turning in his grave because of this ‘hommage’.
The blurb about the book is pure comic gold:
“Embark on this intimate journey into a world remembered and created from the troubled, yet determined mind of a 19-year-old boy. His pragmatic mind coupled with a tortured soul will lead the way.
“A young person of rare physical attraction and toughness and decency, but drained of self-confidence and wracked by painful and persistent self-doubt.There is no fairy tale ending for this young man ... but there is hope.”
^Another '5-star' editorial review:
“And often the savviest of young men remain frustrated as they reach for a carrot of success that never quite seems to land squarely in their hands. Such is Daryl: and as readers follow his successes and failures, so they come to admire and understand the foundations of his beliefs as he begins to acknowledge that he is "the one person who brings me all the pain: myself." Revelations such as these charge an emotional story of determination even when odds are firmly stacked against the protagonist.”
D. L. Janney is a married writer and father of SEVEN children.
What a virile man!
After 2 years working as a professional model he returned to school at Boston University and obtained a degree in English literature with Distinction. D. L. has worked as a carpenter and contractor for the past 25 years.
Sounds like that English lit degree was very practical. Hope it improved his carpentry.
He spends his remaining time writing, reading and sleeping.
The man is a modern-day da Vinci.
He is currently writing a book of short stories.
Yay! We await his next Magnum Opus with bated breath.
r254, I believe that many of these young men know that they possess the carrot of success and that is why they pose for soft porn.
Alex Geerman, a former model, massage therapist and healer
A "healer"? Off-topic, but I've noticed many models are MAJORLY into outlandish new-age stuff.
Alex Geerman said that in 2008, Weber asked him to do “breathing exercises” that involved non-consensual touching of the chakras, including the root chakra, which is located around the genitals. “I didn’t understand what he was doing, and he didn’t explain it,” recalled Geerman
A "breathing exercise" for the "root chakra" around the "genitals"? Oh, dear. Anyone who falls for that transparent trick deserves a Darwin award.
Yet, Geerman said that although he was upset at the time, he no longer believes that Weber did anything wrong. “It took me years to figure out, it wasn't a sexual thing. It was an ART thing,” said Geerman.
Oh, Alex, honey... Glad you finally got that all "figured out". *facepalm*
what about a photographer being a professional ,doing his job and not using his position to get his rocks off??
Weber is a piece of shit,always has been AND he never pays any of those guys for his private "test shots'
He's cheap too
R170 Not Weber. Joe Oppedisano. The model is Joe Sayers, who lives to display his schlong.
I’m more shocked that Peter Johnson hasn’t weighed in yet.
He’s the one who actually lived with Weber.
Joseph Sayers is pretty, but at 5’6’’ he’s a midget. He resembles Warhol’s rough-trade muse Joseph “Little Joe” D’Allesandro, immortalized in Lou Reed’s song.
^ Fedele comes across as bright and articulate (and he kind of pings too)
From The View interview video. Josh Ardolf’s account:
Ardolf: “On this shoot we ended up just shooting around the house. Bruce’s house. And eventually I was brought to a private room of his by his assistant. During this [*dramatic emotional pause, where Ardolf temporarily can’t speak as he’s overcome with emotion]* we did some breathing exercises. And we were shooting. Eventually I was nude. He told me to grab his hand and put it were I felt the “energy”. And I was comfortable with that. So I put it on my shoulder, I put it on my chest. I put it wherever I was comfortable with. And then he forced his hand on me – inappropriately! I didn’t know what to do. I was 20 years old. I was in shock”. *sniff* *sniff*”
From the same video. Bobby Roache’s account (first part).
Roache (in a more upbeat, jovial voice than Josh Ardolf’s ‘devastated’ tone): “I went to his house. Everything was ok with my agent. When I got there, I walked through his house. Played with his little dogs right there. Went to this little side-section of his garden. He said: “Let’s just take some photos”. We was [sp] going. I was ready. So [Weber] said: “I don’t think…err… I’m feeling your energy - correctly. Let me put my hand on your forehead.” So me, I’m like: “My energy is great, man! Like I’m ok”. [laughing] And, yeah, he started doing his waving and started putting his hands all over my body. So me, I’m comfortable with my body! I’m like: “You touch me, it’s just hands”. But then he started to really get aggressive. So I just was like: “Man, I’m just… I didn’t sign up for this.” So I talked to him, I was like: “Ya know - I’m ok. I’m really alright. I actually have to go and finish my shoot.”
I like Roache. Tells it straight. Didn’t lose his cool during the alleged incident, handled it well. Doesn’t break down into a melodramatic performance, as if he’s on the verge of tears, because of some handsy fondling action (compared to Ardolf).
Jason Fedele's speech in the video contained very good ideas. Though I’m not a fan of how he kept (mis-)using the term “misnomer”:
Fedele: “I think there’s a misnomer out there that people think that because they hurt us they must be naturally evil.”
Interviewer: “And people also don’t think it happens to men”. Fedele: “Another misnomer”.
He meant “misconception”. “Misnomer” means the inaccurate use of specific terminology, or an inaccurate name for smthg. E.g. a “Koala bear” is a misnomer b/c it’s not a bear.
Some people do use the word “misnomer” autologically (i.e. as a synonym for “misconception”) – but it just doesn't sound right.
The one wearing a tuxedo on a midmorning television show appearance comes across a little Zoolandery
R263 Bruce was super professional with me. After giving me a backrub to relax me, he said he wanted to have the best angle possible so he teached me a position known as "presenting" and he spent a while taking pictures from behind me!
he stilll denies any wrongdoing ,even after the View
While on a test shooting with Francesco Scavullo the late 1960s, Bruce met Nan Bush, who was then representing Frank and managing his studio. Nan was instrumental in launching Bruce’s career in the fashion world. He began photographing fashion catalogs—his first being a reshoot for the department store Dillards, which won catalog of the year. So began the life-long partnership of Bruce and Nan.
^ Sounds like a love story for the ages! *rolls eyes*
I have had a contempt of Weber for decades. He puts up this straight man image and the reality is this disgusting coward hiding behind his camera. In the past I was a model for horny older photographers (names anonymous). None of them claimed heterosexuality and I never had trouble telling them (politely was all that was necessary) to back off. But Weber. Ick. I met him a few times and I hope he could see the truth in my eyes. He represents the kind of human I least respect- no matter how successful, talented or skilled. And Nan? Poor woman. Then again, what do I know. She's laughing all the way to the bank.
What was Weber like in person, R278? (besides being closeted)
I've had enough to say-
In the past I was a model for horny older photographers (names anonymous). None of them claimed heterosexuality and I never had trouble telling them (politely was all that was necessary) to back off.
So it sounds like many photographers are unprofessional, hitting inappropriately on their work subordinates (models). Seems it’s a frequent occurrence in the industry and Weber’s far from alone. But he & Testino are getting most of the stick b/c they’re famous & rich (with deep pockets, making them good aim for lawsuits). As for all the other photographers who sexually propositioned their models - crickets.
Why is it so quiet in the female modelling world? As if Terry Richardson is the only perv. There are many straight photographers too, surely quite a few are sleazy & handsy. Did Linda, Naomi, Claudia, Cindy, etc. never get groped? Hard to believe. Females also start modeling younger. 15-year-olds working for older people. It’s a recipe for sexual manipulation.
The modeling world, the rap music world, pro athletes... why does it only seem to be white actors that are being hunted right now?
Weber in person represents a caring deeply- humanitarian etc etc in reality he is petty ,cheap,deeply closeted and resentful of out gay men. he is guilty of molesting these guys ,but will never admit it,he can't ,he would have to admit to being a homosexual. And Nan is just in it for the $$$,They have enough to last them the rest of their unnatural lives ,although I am sure she is pissed beyond belief
I love Nan's bush!
"Why is it so quiet in the female modelling world?"
Paul Marciano is now being accused of harassing female models
Paul Marciano is now being accused of harassing female models
I liked him in Exit to Eden.
Did Weber have another long-term live-in 'muse' besides Peter Johnson? (Bush don't count.)
Lagerfeld is juggling (at least) 2 male model 'muses'. Giammetti (Valentino's ex) was playing house with a BelAmi model.
Surely Weber can't be that boring as to just massage weirded-out models. He must've had at least a few boytoys...errr, I mean 'muses'.
I know another photographer who fucked Weber in his darkroom when Bruce was still a model
I still find it all silly. "Eeek, he made me touch MYSELF!"
Why do idiots keep repeating the lie that he’s closeted, when he’s been out as bisexual for at least 16 years (check his wiki); and it’s not like he was a household name, being literally behind the scenes. Stop being hysterics and be mad at shit people haven’t done
R290, oh, you're right. Apologies for the wrong assumption.
Weber has stated, in a 2002 interview: "I've had a lot of great romances. Men and women, I mean I feel like I can fall in love almost every day. I feel sorry for people who don't feel that."
Who were his male lovers?
Yes, he and Calvin Klein are "bisexual". Bwa ha ha ha...
R295, Weber is obsessed with his golden retrievers. Probably more than he loves men. It would make perfect sense if his ideal man is a dog veterinarian.
Yes indeed, r297.
r288, details please! When was this?
“Hot vet” is chinless
Was Bruce really a model it’s not on his wiki? Any pics? Got a feeling he was hot when young. His body anyway.
288- in the 1960s-Another famous photog fucked him ,years later asked me if that "old queen is still pretending he's straight
This guy had no reason to lie
As R302 said, why can’t we find any photos of Weber as a young model?
This is him in 1987, but what did he look like in the 1960s-70s (when he was in his 20s)? Was he part of the Studio 54 set?
I’m into lumberjack-type bears, so I find him very attractive. He can give me his famous ‘spiritual’ massage anytime!
How long has he looked like an old roadie?
Since the age of 40 at least, R308. We'll know exactly when we locate his 'young modeling days' photos!
go to Bruceweber.com-- click" about ",he's the second photo with a camera looks about 30,
r310, thanks! He was actually kinda cute.
From a recent Popbitch mail issue:
>> Jobs for jobs << Blowing his cover
Now that Bill Cosby has been found guilty, attention will no doubt turn to others in the crosshairs of #MeToo. Fashion photographer Bruce Weber is currently being sued by male models who worked for him, alleging sexual misconduct on his shoots.
The story that's emerging of Weber's MO is that when he took a fancy to one of the male models on a job, he'd suggest that the two of them went for a walk. If, by the time they'd returned to his studio, the boy hadn't offered the photographer a blowjob, there would be no photoshoot for him.
Is anyone really surprised that this old closet queen did this to a man he was photographing? He must be rich and his wife knows he's gay and they have a marriage of convenience for her to stay with him.
Whose job is it to place the slice of bread over male genitalia when models pose in underpants for mainstream underware ads—the photographer, the photographer’s assistant, or the model himself? There are no doubt adjustments to be made until the desired look is achieved.