Patrick Demarchelier has been accused of sexual misconduct by six models and his former photo assistant. Patrick Demarchelier, the photographer best known for the famous photo of Princess Diana in a strapless gown and tiara, has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women.
Demarchelier was named by six models and a former assistant in a Boston Globe exposé about the fashion industry, which also named sylists, directors and agents.
The 74-year-old photographer’s former assistant claims he began harassing her when she was 19. Eventually, she told the Globe, she submitted to him, fearing professional repercussions. Stars accused of sexual harassment and assault “It hurts my heart so much to think of how many girls, many my own daughter’s age who have had to fend off or give in to his advances because I didn’t speak up at the time,” she wrote in an email to a modeling group.
“I remember many test shoots with teenage girls where Patrick’s team of assistants (including me) was dismissed for the day only to find naked photos of the girl in the darkroom the next day.”
Six other women accused him of assault and harassment, including groping. One claimed her offered to make her famous if […]
The suspects Police arrested one man and are looking for the second person who raped a woman in the bathroom of a Manhattan apartment party.
George Ballo, 26, was busted on Wednesday night for sexually assaulting the 25-year-old woman at a party at the Fulton Houses on West 17th Street near Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, cops said.
Ballo, of Manhattan, was one of two men who allegedly followed the woman into the bathroom around 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 3 and raped her, police said. The pair then left the apartment together, with their victim still lying on the bathroom floor.
Ballo was charged with rape and criminal sex act. Police are still searching for the woman’s second attacker.
(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Handcuffed and flanked by Las Vegas Metro PD SWAT officers, FLDS leader Warren Jeffs appears before Judge James M. Bixler in the Clark County Regional Justice Center on Aug. 31, 2006. Jeffs is the head of the FLDS Church. He was convicted of child sexual assault and is serving a life-plus-20-years sentence in a Texas prison. And the hourlong show includes information about his family life as he was growing up.
It’s not like there’s any ill intent. This is one of the oldest tricks in the documentary-maker’s book — you show a famous landmark to establish where you are, such as the Eiffel Tower for Paris, the Colosseum for Rome or the Gateway Arch for St. Louis. (Chris Detrick | Tribune file photo) Temple Square is pictured during the 186th LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City in 2016. This is purely anecdotal, but in my experience there are plenty of people who think that the LDS Church still practices polygamy. Throughout the run of the HBO series “Big Love,” I heard from a lot of people who thought the characters in that series were both polygamists and Mormons, despite the fact that […]
(Amanda Lopez | The Washington Post) Tasha Reign is chairwoman of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, which is trying to create more guidelines for what’s acceptable in an industry rocked by sexual assault scandals and the recent deaths of five performers. The display is a tolerated tradition that goes back decades. But this year a few things were different at the AVN Awards, held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
Ron Jeremy, one of the biggest names in the industry to be accused of sexual assault, was banned from the proceedings. So the usual assortment of post-party photos featuring his hands placed as human lingerie — he has called himself "a groper" — was absent. Although the trade show’s zero-tolerance policy on harassment landed last year — long before recent sexual harassment scandals rocked Hollywood — this year it required participants to sign the policy, a clear response to the #MeToo movement . Moves like this have some in the industry peacocking, especially as crosstown rival Hollywood has been hammered over its lack of gender equality. "If you look at the recent AVN nominations for director of the year, nearly half of the names were women," says […]
SAN FRANCISCO — New misconduct allegations have been leveled against California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — the high-profile #MeToo movement activist under investigation herself for alleged sexual harassment — including a claim that Garcia urged staffers to play “spin the bottle” after a political fundraiser.
David John Kernick has filed a formal complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing claiming he was dismissed from his job in Garcia’s district office for questioning the propriety of asking staffers to play the game.
Kernick, 38, who worked for the assemblywoman for five months in 2014, described to POLITICO an evening of heavy drinking in which Garcia ended up sitting on a hotel room floor with about half-dozen people — including her staffers and at least one male friend — and prompted them to play a game that results in participants kissing each other.
“It was definitely uncomfortable,’’ said Kernick, adding that the assemblywoman’s suggestion was met with discomfort and then ignored. “But I realized it’s different for a man than for a woman….you know it’s inappropriate, but at the same time you may wonder, ‘how many women do you work for that act like that?’ You think…’maybe she’s just really cool.’’’
“It muddies […]
Emma Watson donates £1million to anti-sexual harassment campaign as actresses join forces on BAFTAs red carpet to back ‘Time’s Up’
ACTRESS Emma Watson donated £1million to victims of sexual harassment.
The sizeable donation coincided with the planned female solidarity against sexism at tonight’s BAFTAs ceremony . Getty Images – Getty Actress Emma Watson has handed £1million to victims of sexual harassment The Harry Potter star’s donation follows the publication of an open letter backed by more than 200 high-profile females in showbusiness published in The Observer .
The open letter read: "More than half of all women, and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18 to 24, say they have experienced sexual harassment at work.
"One in five women in England and wales have experienced some type of sexual assault after the age of 16.
"This should not be tolerated and cannot and should not be our norm. We can do better than this." The actress was one of the first to speak out about sexual harassment in the immediate aftermath of Harvey Weinstein allegations Splash News Emma with the disgraced movie mogul in 2011 leaving Mahiki nightclub in London The sum will be handed to the recently launched Justice and Equality Fund, which aims to provide support and projects across the UK for victims of sexual harassment.
The signatories – who opted to wear […]
Relationships with students under 18 ‘breach a position of trust’ Driving instructors who have relationships with their young students risk being struck off the register.
Jacqui Turland, registrar for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency ( DVSA ), said she will treat sexual relationships between instructors and students under 18 as exploitation, even if consensual.
Breaching a position of trust in this way could mean instructors are considered a high risk to learners, and are removed from the approved driving instructor (ADI) register.
Head of counter-fraud and investigations at the DVSA, Andy Rice, said: "DVSA’s priority is to help you through a lifetime of safe driving. Read more "We take the safety of learner drivers extremely seriously and will thoroughly investigate any complaints about the conduct of instructors, and will involve the police where necessary.
"Any driving instructors threatening the safety of learner drivers and failing to meet the ‘fit and proper’ criteria will be removed from the ADI register."
In 2016-17 there were 109 investigations into instructor misconduct, which includes inappropriate sexual behaviour.All driving instructors are subject to enhanced criminal record checks which must be renewed every four years. Additional reporting by the Press Association
UK-funded charity World Vision admits volunteers sexually exploited survivors of 2010 Haiti earthquake
Meghan Markle was an ambassador for global charity World Vision A UK-funded charity supported by Meghan Markle has admitted volunteers taking part in one of its relief schemes sexually and financially exploited survivors of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
World Vision came under fire after reports emerged its “workers” had allegedly traded food and cash for sex with survivors.
But the charity has claimed those involved in sexual exploitation were not World Vision staff.
In a statement World Vision said: “They were community volunteers and cash-for-work beneficiaries themselves.”
It added: “We are sorry to anyone who feels let down by World Vision in any failure of ours to protect or report.” A large tent city set up to relocate earthquake survivors in Haiti (Getty Images) The global charity, whose ambassadors have included Prince Harry’s fiancée, delivers “cash-for-work” programmes in disaster zones.
Cash-for-work is a short-term initiative used by humanitarian bodies to provide temporary employment in public projects to vulnerable communities.After the earthquake, this cash-for-work programme took the form of inviting local people to act as community leaders in temporary camps established by Haitian authorities for some 1.2 million people.These community leaders were “registered beneficiaries” of the World Vision programme, and some “received a daily […]
Armed suspect sexually assaulted elderly woman at senior home in Cary, police search for him | News & Observer
Cary police are searching for a man who they describe as “armed and dangerous” accused of sexually assaulting and robbing an elderly woman at a senior living home in Cary on Saturday.
Antwain Lamar Dennis, 35, is facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree forcible rape and first-degree kidnapping.
Cary Police responded to a call on Saturday around 12:28 a.m. for a woman who had allegedly been assaulted in her room at the Woodland Terrace, a senior living home in Cary.
Police secured the scene and searched the area with K9 units, but were unsuccessful in finding the suspect. Never miss a local story.
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SUBSCRIBE NOW Dennis is described as standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds and often wearing a camouflage jacket.Police have obtained arrest warrants for Dennis and were continuing to look for him Sunday afternoon. If Dennis is seen, police are advise not to approach him, but to call 911.Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Town of Cary Police Department at (919) 469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at (919) 460-4636 . Crime Stoppers pays up to […]
A man with two burglary convictions on his record is accused of breaking into a Columbia home, where he beat and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman repeatedly, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Marquille Rondale Livingston, 36, is charged with burglary, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and larceny, the sheriff’s department said in a release Sunday morning.
Sheriff Leon Lott said Livingston broke into the 85-year-old victim’s Brighton Hill Road home early Wednesday morning. That’s just off Parklane Road near S.C. 277.
Livingston attacked the victim with his fists and then “brutally assaulted her sexually repeatedly,” Lott said. The victim tried to use her Life Alert bracelet for help, but when the agent made contact, Livingston “took over the conversation and told them everything was fine.” Never miss a local story.
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SUBSCRIBE NOW Livingston stole cash and the victim’s watch when he left the home, Lott said.First-degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony that carries up to 30 years in prison, under South Carolina law.Livingston pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree burglary in 2004 and was sentenced under the state’s Youthful Offender Act to no more […]