Model Sues Abercrombie & Fitch for Masturbation Intensive Photo Shoot
Abercrombie & Fitch Model Suing Over Masturbation Photo Shoot
A former Abercrombie & Fitch model is suing the retailer for a racy photo shoot he was involved in last year.
Benjamine Bowers is suing for $1 million over a shoot that forced him to masturbate naked.
You have to wonder what models are getting themselves into sometimes.
According to TMZ, Bowers, who worked as an Abercrombie & Fitch employee, was referred by the company's casting director.
The modeling agent, Brian Hilburn, president of AIG Model & Talent Management, allegedly asked Bowers to masturbate for the photo shoot.
And, of course, it got even crazier from there, as Hilburn allegedly joined in on the fun by dropping his own pants.
Is Bowers another cautionary tale of the casting couch and the levels aspiring actors/models have to stoop to get the part?
It certainly sounds that way, as Bowers was told to follow through on the request to get "relaxed" photos.
Bowers is suing mad (though one has to wonder why he didn't just bail on the masturbation request to begin with), looking to get $1 million from A&F because he "feels used and believes the photos were never intended to help his career ... but just to give Hilburn a cheap thrill."