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Model vs. Abercrombie

Claims Masturbation Shoot

Was A & F's Fault

6/15/2012 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A dude who worked at an Abercrombie & Fitch store claims the company referred him to a modeling agent who got him to strip down and masturbate in order to take "relaxed" photos -- this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Benjamine Bowers alleges in the suit he worked at an A & F store last year, when the company's casting director referred him to a modelling agent named Brian Hilburn. According to the complaint, Hilburn got Benjamine to fly to Jackson, Mississippi for a photo shoot.

The suit claims during the June 17, 2011 shoot, Hilburn convinced Benjamine that he needed to display a relaxed look for his modeling portfolio, and the best way of achieving that look was to masturbate in front of the camera, so the photog could capture his expression immediately after orgasm. And for good measure, Hilburn allegedly told him the drill was to do the whole thing in the buff.

Benjamine says he was a trooper and took matters into his own hands during the shoot. But Ben says after he masturbated, Hilburn exposed himself and commented on the relative size of their penises.

Benjamine feels used and believes the photos were never intended to help his career ... but just to give Hilburn a cheap thrill. 

Benjamine is suing A & F and Hilburn for $1 million.

We contacted Hilburn ... He had no comment.

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31.

bkwardstraveler    

I'll bet he was relaxed afterwards. He rubbed one out, big deal.

826 days ago
32.

Heathbar    

Abercrombie and D!cks

826 days ago
33.

craig    

If you look up stupid jackass you see this fool for fallin for that

826 days ago
34.

purejuice    

anbody who flies to jackson, mississippi for a photo shoot shouldn't be surprised.

826 days ago
35.

nof    

Um, let's see you were naive and didn't know what was going on ...


Hold on, I'm getting my calculator ...

826 days ago
36.

nof    

@"Benjamine feels used and believes the photos were never intended to help his career ... but just to give Hilburn a cheap thrill. "

________________________________


Now I feel SO used and cheap, man !!


How'd you feel when you wuz doin' it.

826 days ago
37.

40400    

This young man must be the stupidest person on earth. Doesn't he know that in the professional modeling world and movie industry that you have to give up something in order to get that gig. He wasn't born yesterday. Please!

826 days ago
38.

Carl    

America, the land of morons filing lawsuits instead of taking responsibility for their own actions and decisions!

826 days ago
39.

nof    

"How can I drag A/F into my little side job which I already took fifteen grand-cash-money for, hmmm..."

___________


Who's your agent, my sister?

826 days ago
40.

Mikey    

Who's ever handling you besides yourself, shoulda told you to say your dehydrated.


Someone tells you to masturbate and you just start jerking off on the spot? What kinda person are you?

826 days ago
41.

kathy    

What a idiot.. So you realized you just got used. Not until afterwards.. So all the camera clicks during ment? You did it yourself.. Cant see how this makes a lawsuit.

826 days ago
42.

Mikey    

If your at your next job making burgers and fries and someone tells you to masturbate, please don't!

826 days ago
43.

Tyler    

He's pretty hot

826 days ago
44.

Truth    

YEA.. BUT A LOT OF PEEPS IN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY BANG AND F*CK PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, CASTING AGENTS TO THAT START. THIS GAY MORON DID THE SAME DAMN THING... ONLY DIFFERENCE HE DINT GET NUTHIN OUT OF IT SO NOW HE'S SUING. A BIG YAAWWNNNER. #EPICFAIL #TRUTH!!

826 days ago
45.

Mikey    

The photographer is going to say that when he started taking your picture you went nuts and starting jerking off. They're gonna 5150 you into the nut house with Jason Russell from Kony 2012 where you can both jerk off together at your hearts content.

826 days ago
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