Ex-marketing Director of lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret ed Razek accused of a “culture of misogyny, intimidation and harassment”. About abuse admitted about 30 employees of the company, including leading models.
Following the official appeal to cancel a great show Victoria’s Secret, and news about the probable sale of the iconic brand, has suffered another scandal. The New York Times published an investigation that shed light on the internal politics of the fashion house.
About 30 current and former employees, among which the famous model confirmed that for many years suffered from bullying and harassment manual. The blame attributed to the former Director for marketing of company L Brands, which owns the lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret ed Razek.
The man worked in the vast fashion industry for 36 years, leaving a honorary position in August 2019. Ed Razek managed to become the second most important person in the company after the founder of the Wexner Forest, taking responsibility in the conduct of a legendary Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Ed Razek with model Kelly Gale / Getty Images
In fact, it was he who determined the fate of the “angels”. American model Alyssa Miller remembered the words of marketing Director, which characterize his attitude toward women: “I am a bearer of power. I can create you or destroy“.
The girls remembered that at the time of casting Razek asked participants to leave personal phone numbers, they tried to touch their slender bodies, and even kiss. One of the angels assured that the man repeatedly asked her to go on a journey together, justifying his sexual desire: “I want to have you in some kind of sexy place.”
Under the pressure of harassment was even the famous Bella Hadid, who participated in the spectacular shows. Behind the scenes of the show ed Razek told the star that she should forget about panties and publicly discussed her breast. However, other employees also suffered from bullying and criticism for the extra weight or appearance.
Troubled me was how… caught this behavior. They laughed at him and accepted him as the norm… And anyone who tried something to do with it, not just ignored, it was punished
– assured the former Manager Brenda Casey Crowe Taylor.
Bella Hadid for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show / Getty Images
By ed Razek said that the accusations “categorically untrue, incorrectly interpreted or taken out of context”.
It is worth noting that sexual exploitation of models accused and financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was invited to “angels” in his own house and subjected to violence.