Teen models sue agents for sexual harassment
Agent claims suit is extortion plot
- Duration 5:51
- Date Mar 27, 2012
Agent claims suit is extortion plot
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Wanna bring it is in the meantime Kelly's -- back in session on docket today the case of the aspiring teen models who claim their agent was a Bible thumping creep.
Who went from praying with them to preying on them.
The small town teen beauties say that Irish stay out -- -- Lured them to -- to new York and into his so called boarding home for models by emphasizing his strong Christian faith.
-- measuring their parents he would uphold their values.
-- -- -- -- And it.
He immediately told me that he loved me my reasoning you -- -- -- you tell my parents that 181000 and become the next thing you know world's next super mom I got it hasn't.
To mean had to -- to -- near model's apartment and it all seems so picture her sex.
The teams moved in with -- -- and December they say the abuse began almost immediately.
First it was just scenery.
You know touch my leg up -- Dyer V testing.
They are -- yeah.
-- Well my style and then he starts talking my god we would have meetings about.
This self journey I'm going through with Jesus and you'd be at -- 9 or 10 o'clock at name.
And then yes there'd be touching involved and stuff and there's just creepy it was very inappropriate and afterwards -- I would usually get aren't -- -- -- lawyers say that this is an extortion plot by the girls they call the lawsuit frivolous things Good Morning America for that sound -- the -- by the way.
Joining me now to discuss -- Joey Jackson.
A former prosecutor now defense attorney and least -- Fox News legal analyst.
I don't know but good Christian values as we all live together and I'm sort of -- you know didn't father all tango.
I don't know -- should they have known better.
They were seventeen and nineteen Megan they were -- and their parents lured into this by thinking they're gonna have this great career this modeling career in New York after all he did have a legitimate modeling agency.
He was gonna take care of -- -- -- was good they were follow them though the what the path of god you're from West Virginia and South Carolina and they really believed in the sky until they all got there and realized how horrible wasn't by the way -- you're paying -- -- -- -- paying in fees.
-- -- it never came back to them and they allege that the money that they make -- they did actually make a little bit of money on modeling they never got paid for that either.
Please I mean and Joey will do what.
What he did was allegedly you know hug them and grab that -- an appropriate spots and and use inappropriate language does that does that form the basis for a lawsuit.
Well there's a couple of things to keep in mind first of all know young woman should be exploited no person should be exploited in general so that's that's -- fact and I think we all can agree with but.
Alert some modeling -- psychopath and a but you know -- thought this through the couple elements here not to blame the victim but certainly have to be cautious and you have to be on notice that.
You know in an instance where you have a person more you went to -- boarding home if that is in fact the reality of what happened and if they're claims.
You know are realistic that have to be some element of them being on notice that things like this -- a car.
And whether or not they should go was a real question they have to ask themselves and ask their parents before they make such a commitment.
On the actual legal claims -- -- -- it's a different story why because remember the claims -- predicated as if he was the employer right.
They're suggesting that he engaged in sex discrimination and sexual harassment.
He's not their employer here the mayor -- you're right now -- -- he he claims he has evidence that this is all part of an extortion plot we're gonna discuss that.
Right after this week.
Joining me now Joey Jackson Lee's real -- -- That is us and -- truly disgusting online and just but -- laughing about it we'll bring it to you tomorrow Kelly's court okay yeah back out of this segment and -- I wanna ask you on what does he base this extortion claim.
That's his defense.
Well listen at the bottom line is that this that was a reciprocal relationship here to be -- what was that reciprocal relationship it was -- You come live with may and as a result of that I will market you -- teach you what you need to know about Bob modeling and and expose you.
And do the things necessary in order to advance your career in any type of lawsuit like this is an extortion claim and what kind of claim is that the claim is predicated upon -- trying to get money from -- you're trying to take something from me that is not right Leo was that doesn't belong to you when in fact you didn't.
Earns except it's not extortion if he really was groping them if you really was harassing and he really did lure your question about it that it you know.
He's young girls to new York and didn't do what he promised and kept their -- make it.
But he says he's he's got email suggesting that they said they moved out to go be with their boyfriends or whatever reasons that don't suggest this claim that they moved out because -- with.
This guy was so on bearable so finally show that a court and those little Boehner goes -- court that's not really extortion though that's not really the same thing I just.
Know what they've got at least you tell me did they haven't on sex arrest and I read to claim.
He controlled everything I -- right.
He controlled every aspect of my life he's their homes and look at the bottom.
Wasn't just that -- -- -- -- sexual harassment guitar and talk but the groping at those late night calls also in the complaint are not calls as late late night coming in to their rooms.
Also in the complaint they say that you know many times he would come in and they were naked and and he that they would -- please please don't do that makes -- very comfortable.
And you know doesn't listen up Marty tell but we can't really talk about -- -- But -- I try telling that your take -- sounds like it except that are now it's true but I think gets that ball remember the nature of the harassment has to be severe and pervasive and again I'm not even -- -- -- -- lawyer for a couple of seventeen year old girl that's pretty severe -- and bottoms -- -- -- -- I got -- I -- -- I -- -- do -- there -- he's got some problems gambling legal and otherwise -- you can't.
That's right that's how I think he he -- -- -- deal on that.