Models Rock Industry With $20 Million Fraud Lawsuit

Two new lawsuits are rocking the New York modeling industry today. First, a model named Louisa Raske (not pictured) is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against a sheaf of New York City's top modeling agencies that alleges agencies conspired to defraud their model clients. The suit alleges that agencies… » 10/18/12 2:20pm 10/18/12 2:20pm

Abercrombie Model Files $1 Million Suit For Masturbation Photo Shoot

A former Abercrombie & Fitch employee whom the brand scouted to become a model is now suing over a photo shoot where he says he was directed to masturbate on camera. It's far from the first time Abercrombie has been the target of lawsuits — in recent years it has been fined by the courts for engaging in employee… » 6/18/12 3:15pm 6/18/12 3:15pm

Models Sue Creepy, Bible-Banging, Butt-Groping Agent

Last week, a 19-year-old aspiring model named Hayden Holt filed a lawsuit against an agent named Aristeo Tengco alleging sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and violations of labor law. Since Holt's suit became public, fellow models formerly under Tengco's "care" Jessica Lee and Kayla Hill, both 17, have joined… » 3/26/12 5:00pm 3/26/12 5:00pm

'Too Fat' Top Model Winner Triumphs In $85,000 Agency Lawsuit

Dutch model Ananda Marchildon has won her lawsuit against her former agency, Elite. Marchildon, who won Holland's Next Top Model and a €75,000 contract with Elite, was dropped by the agency after only having earned €10,000 in two years of working, and sued for the remaining value of her contract. Elite will now have… » 3/07/12 1:40pm 3/07/12 1:40pm