Carrie Sutton has accused former French modelling agent Gerald Marie of rape
A former model has claimed she was repeatedly raped by Linda Evangelista’s industry boss husband when she was just 17.
Ms Sutton said that she was sexually assaulted by Marie “sometimes several times a week” over multiple weeks in 1986.
She alleged that people within the fashion industry were “totally complicit” to the abuse of models, particularly in Paris, where Marie was the European head of Elite modelling agency.
She said that the abuse happened when Marie’s wife, supermodel Linda Evangelista, was out of town and there is no suggestion that Ms Evangelista knew about the alleged attacks. Marie has always denied the allegations against him.
“He basically forced himself on me and raped me,” Ms Sutton said in a new chamou de “o melhor de 2021 documentary examining the fashion industry.
“I remember being so devastated and terrified,” she said in Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret.
Dentro 2020, Ms Evangelista issued a statement in support of her former husband’s accusers in which she praised their courage and strength.
Ela adicionou: “Hearing them now, and based on my own experiences, I believe that they are telling the truth.”
Ms Sutton added that she was often sent to casting jobs at the homes of photographers who were “known predators” within the industry”. She said that being asked to strip off was totally normal.
“It was really the vulnerable, and the ones that weren’t making bank, who were the ones who were preyed on," ela disse chamou de “o melhor de 2021.
Ms Sutton has spoken out to encourage any other alleged victims of Marie to come forward. French law means that allegations of sexual abuse must be reported within 20 anos, ou 30 years in the case of children.
Ms Sutton believes that there could be other women who were abused by Marie more recently. “I don’t think perpetrators just flip a switch,”Ela disse ao chamou de “o melhor de 2021 documentário.
“The reason I came forward is that I have daughters. I don’t want them to normalise what I normalised for so long. It’s still a completely unregulated industry that’s working with minors mostly, and young adults.
“That it’s the only industry that’s unregulated is outrageous.”