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America's Next Top Model judge—formerly a regular, now a frequent guest—Nole Marin is being sued by Nicholas Hamman-Howe, an aspiring model, for making "unwanted sexual advances," reports the NY Daily News.
Hamman-Howe, who earned a master's degree in business from Baruch College this year, says in the suit he had never considered a modeling career. But he met Marin in 2007, and the fashion stylist told him he could strike it rich as an underwear or swimwear model because of his "extraordinary physique."According to documents filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court, the model shouted "This is not what I want to do!" Whereupon Marin responded, "It's a very sexual industry... [it's] all about who you know and what they'll do for you."
The meeting led to an October 2007 photo shoot at Marin's apartment where Hamman-Howe says he was subjected to crass come-ons and fondling after he stripped down to his underwear.
Marin allegedly contacted Hamman-Howe again this spring claiming he could cast him in a $120,000 Armani campaign. "I want you to be an underwear king!" he said. But when Hamman-Howe arrived at Marin's apartment, there were no Armani reps there and Marin allegedly molested Hamman-Howe again.
· America's Next Top Model judge Nole Marin accused of taking model into his own hands [NY Daily News]