The former Director for marketing of L Brands (which owns lingerie brand Victoria?s Secret) ed Razek accused of sexual harassment, bullying and misogyny in respect to the models. This writes the newspaper The New York Times, which managed to poll more than 30 current and former employees of the company, including models.
In particular, worked on the brand model Alyssa Miller said in an interview with the publication that Razek is often said, “I can make you or break you.”
Another model, Andy MUIs, told the NYT that in 2007, when she was 19 years old, has repeatedly rejected the signs of attention on the part of Razek. And the next year did not bring the girl to participate in the show.
“What troubled me was how the man always brought up as an independent woman, so that’s how ingrained this behavior,” said Casey crow Taylor, a former employee of public relations. “This appeal was just like a joke and was seen as a normal behavior. It was almost like indoctrination. And anyone who tried something to do with it, not just ignored, and punished”, she said.
Other the interviewed employees also complained about the behavior of Razek, in particular for his “derogatory comments and inappropriate treatment of women,” writes NYT.
In comments sent by e-mail, Razek denied all charges. According to him, the reports “categorically untrue, misinterpreted or taken out of context”. “I was fortunate to work with many models and world-class talented professionals. And I am proud of the mutual respect which we test to each other,” said Razek.
Interlocutors from among the leaders of the company told the NYT that the founder of L Brands billionaire Leslie Wexner knew about the indecent behavior of Razek. The representative of the businessman declined to comment.
Razek has resigned from his post in August 2019, following comments on the employment of transgender and curvy models for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (it was cancelled last year). He later apologized for his comments.