Supermodel Christy Turlington has said she may have unwittingly aided predatory men
Supermodel Christy Turlington has said she may have unwittingly aided predatory men in the fashion industry as they preyed on young models.
Turlington says she may have played a 'honey pot' role - similar to that described by victims of Harvey Weinstein - by which her presence lulled younger women into a false sense of security.
The 48-year-old American, one of the world's most successful models in the late 1980s and early 1990s, says the fashion world is 'surrounded by predators'.
She told fashion industry magazine Women's Wear Daily that she was 'lucky' because her mother accompanied her in her early career. When she became successful, she was 'handled with extra care'.
Although she never experienced anything 'traumatic', she insisted that was 'not the norm'.
Young models - many still of school age - had to trust the people assigned by their model agency to look after them as they flew around the world on assignments.
'There were many times I could not believe who I was left under the care of on early trips to Milan, Paris or London,' said Turlington. 'I would get off of a flight and find some creepy playboy type