New accusations against the Elite agency (Le Monde)
Problems might threat the Elite Model Look international contest which will start in Nice and will end by the nominations on September 8th. Le Monde dedicated a whole page under the title "The Elite agency is weakened by new accusations". Already accused by a report of the BBC two years ago, for sexual harassment on minors, the agency which launched stars such as Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell is facing problems again” mentioned the daily paper.Thus, a former partner of the agency in Ukraine and Marocco declared in the Capital magazine of August 30th that during the selection for the prestigious recruitment contest, sexual blackmail sometimes occurred. Gérald Marie, the CEO revolted against what he calls wild imaginings. However, the negative news about the agency made several big groups to take distance from the agency and to revise their collaboration projects. Thus, it is a threat for the economic future of Elite and its 750 models.