Famed Photog Bruce Weber Alleged Victims Say He Forced Us to Touch our Genitals

12/5/2017 8:30 AM PST

Famed Photographer Bruce Weber's Alleged Sexual Misconduct Victims Talk

Two male models alleged famed photographer Bruce Weber forced them to touch their genitals ... leading to depression, substance abuse and ruined careers.

Jason Boyce and Mark Ricketson appeared with attorney Lisa Bloom Tuesday at a news conference ... where Boyce publicly spoke for the first time about allegations detailed in a lawsuit filed Friday. At the time, Boyce was 28 and Weber 68.

Ricketson said his encounter with Weber -- whose work for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Gianni Versace has appeared in GQ, Vogue and countless other magazines -- went down when he was 18 years old during a breathing exercise.

Ricketson said he "knew that if he protested or refused we would be blacklisted." Ricketson, however, isn't suing because Bloom said the statute of limitations has passed.

Ricketson's allegations come on the heels of Vanity Fair reportedly canceling a party to honor Weber.