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‘It’s a money-grab!’ Fashion photographer, Bruce Weber submits texts, photos revealing male model Jason Boyce, who’s suing him for ‘soliciting sex in exchange for work’ sent him nude images to get his attention

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‘It has been over a year since Plaintiff, an unsuccessful 32-year old male model, filed his complaint containing false and salacious allegations that Bruce Weber,  inappropriately touched him during a brief photo shoot  in 2014.’
‘Since then, Plaintiff has refused to provide required discovery and failed to identify any evidence to support his claims, because his claims are false.’ –
Weber’s court filing
Top fashion photographer Bruce Weber, facing allegations of sexual quid pro quo by more than 20 male models is claiming he’s the victim in at least one case
Weber on Wednesday filed a Memorandum of Law in Opposition in New York Supreme Court, responding to a complaint filed by Jason Boyce
Male model Boyce, 32, is suing Weber for ‘soliciting sex in exchange for work’
Boyce is a former model who alleges that Weber groped and kissed him at a 2014 shoot and compared the photographer’s tactics to the ‘casting couch’ 
‘How far do you want to make it? How ambitious are you?’ Weber allegedly asked Boyce on one occasion after pulling off the model’s underwear and covering him in oil
Weber submitted multiple texts sent by Boyce that show him stark naked or semi-nude before and after the shoot, to support his claim that the suit is a money grab by a ‘failed model’
In one of the nude frontal shots, Boyce adds a caption introducing himself – ‘This Jason Boyce. 24 and 6 feet. Stunning !!!!’
Boyce now claims he was a victim of sex trafficking under a new code, prompting Weber and his legal team to submit this latest filing by the defense

Embattled celebrity fashion photographer Bruce Weber has fired back at the male model who is suing him for sexual harassment. Weber is claiming he instead was the one being solicited by the plaintiff, Jason Boyce.
In documents filed on Wednesday in New York Supreme Court, Weber countered allegations of harassment made by Jason Boyce in his #Me Too lawsuit, and dismisses the lawsuit as nothing more than a ‘money grab’ by a failed model.

The defense team also submitted evidence to support his filing in the form of nude images sent by Boyce before and after the photo shoot that led to the lawsuit.
One of those images shows Boyce fully nude, and other images came with fawning texts and eager requests asking Weber when the two might work together again in the future.
Jason Boyce 4 Weber claims his accuser former male model Jason Boyce, 32, [photo], who alleges that Weber groped and kissed him at a 2014 shoot and compared the photographer’s tactics to the ‘casting couch’, sent him the text message shown above

Checking in: Weber submitted multiple texts sent by Boyce that show him naked or semi-nude to support his claim that the suit is a money grab by a 'failed model' (Boyce in another text)

It is also noted that Boyce then exchanged pleasantries with the photographer in those messages.
‘Plaintiff, [Boyce], repeatedly texted pictures of himself to Mr. Weber in provocative poses, both prior to and after the brief photo shoot, demonstrating that Plaintiff was soliciting Mr. Weber, not the other way around,’ states the document.
‘Similarly, Plaintiff’s allegation that he was so horrified at the thought of running into Mr. Weber that he fled New York and sought refuge in California, cannot be reconciled with the provocative and solicitous texts that Plaintiff sent to Mr. Weber over the next several months.’
The images sent by Boyce are in line however with the modeling he did, and the full frontal shoot was actually sent by a member of his team.
Boyce is also suing his former agency.

Weber says however that even Boyce’s former agency hounded him to see the model, and offers proof that there was a discussion about a problem with his ‘look.’
‘In fact, the pestering of Mr. Weber to see Plaintiff began years earlier, when Plaintiff was working with a different agent, David Todd. In 2011, Todd repeatedly sent messages to Mr. Weber asking him to photograph Plaintiff,’ reads the filing before citing the full-frontal image as one of these pictures.
‘Mr. Weber did not agree to see Plaintiff. Plaintiff also deliberately fails to allege that he had previously been to Little Bear’s studio for a test shoot, because, when he did, Mr. Weber’s team, obviously unimpressed, concluded that he had a “boxy face.”‘

Jason Boyce tweet 1This email [image] from Weber’s studio team was informing him of Boyce’s ‘boxy face’
Jason Boyce tweet 2This email about the shoot during which Boyce claims Weber took advantage of him, appears to contradict the chain of events in the immediate aftermath

Bruce Weber, one of the most successful fashion photographers in the world, who has been with his partner and agent Nan Bush since the 1970s, has now been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by over 20 male models.
The top photographer who does many high-fashion campaigns,  and beloved of many top male and female fashion models, is best known for his sepia-toned images of young men and women in little to no clothing which also tend to have strong homoerotic undertones.

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