After the serious accusations of fifteen women against Gerald Marie, the former director of the Elite Europe model agency, the former First Lady spoke in the “New York Times”
Several former top models show their support for the potential victims of Gerald Marie. The former director of the European branch of the Elite modeling agency is accused rape and sexual assault as well as rape and sexual assault on a minor by about fifteen women. This week, one of them, Carré Otis, gave a chilling account to the investigators of the brigade of protection of minors, in Paris, on what she would have undergone when she was 16 years old, in the 90s. Another big name in fashion at this time, Carla Bruni, s’is expressed on this subject in the columns of «New York Times».
“Enough is enough. I am alongside Carré and the other survivors of Gérald Marie who come to Paris to testify against their attacker. No industry is immune to sexual abuse ”, has she declared in the American newspaper. About the conditions under which young women dmust bend in the world of fashion, the former First Lady lamented: “There is so much work to be done in France and around the world to ensure that women are protected from sexual violence at work.»
“Everything was allowed”
Former models like Paulina Porizkova, Helena Christensen or Karen Elson also posted their soutat all potential victims of Gerald Marie and to Model Alliance, the first non-profit modeling union that supports them. If she recognizes not to have suffered such attacks, Milla Jovovich described “A culture of industry in the Wild West where children were treated like adults and anything was allowed”.
Gérald Marie “denies with dismay these false and defamatory allegations”, indicated his lawyer, Me Céline Bekerman.