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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.

129 COMMENTS

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61.

Joe    

Gayest story ever on tmz. Bowers is suing to probably trying to prove he isn't gay. Guess what Benny... You be a homo.

774 days ago
62.

Googie    

It took him a year to write & file this fictional lawsuit.

774 days ago
63.

billy cema    

Too bad he didn't talk to Octomom, first. She'd have warned him!

774 days ago
64.

Sunset    

Harvey loves this non-story. That's the only reason it is posted.

774 days ago
65.

BOHOE    

The guy's a jerk - off

774 days ago
66.

Justin    

I would like to see the video evidence first before I choose a side. haha

774 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Models, whether male or female, are not known for their brains. This is a case in point.

774 days ago
68.

Bob    

You dumb-assed little twink. You got paid for wakin-off in front of a camera. What does that make you?

774 days ago
69.

Superman    

Idiot should get nothing!

774 days ago
70.

Ann    

He's too stupid to live.

774 days ago
71.

david 183    

he knew what he was getting himself into.

774 days ago
72.

Gordon    

He's retarded...and doesn't deserve a cent.

774 days ago
73.

Veronica    

If the casting director told him to jump off the Brooklyn Brdige to capture the look of shock on his face when he got to the bottom, would he? What a freakin idiot! That will probably end up with millions now.

774 days ago
74.

Dawn    

Nice to see that it's not only women who can be stupid.... LOL good thing he is pretty... no common sense between those eyes!

774 days ago
75.

roy    

It does not matter! The damn dude obviously is NOT stupid....after all, he was working at the store! If he felt comfy enough to do that on camera, maybe hes the one that needs to look at himself.......if that dont make you feel awkward......something is wrong with you. Sounds like someone just trying to sue someone else, or a pity party.....everyone know....even younger people......do nothing unless you have a contract, a lawyer, or some type of representation.

773 days ago
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