"That was the first time on a runway that I felt really sexy. Because when I first did Fenty, I was doing other lingerie shows and I never felt powerful on a runway, like, in my underwear," Hadid said, per WWD.
Model Andi Muise, who had participated in the VS fashion show for two consecutive years, said she repeatedly turned down Razek’s advances in 2007 and then was not cast in the next year's show.
The Times also alleges Razek touched another model's privates over her underwear, among several other allegations, including harassing women with intimate emails, asking them to sit on his lap, and trying to kiss them.
“What was most alarming to me, as someone who was always raised as an independent woman, was just how ingrained this behavior was,” a former public relations employee said to the Times. “This abuse was just laughed off and accepted as normal. It was almost like brainwashing. And anyone who tried to do anything about it wasn’t just ignored. They were punished.”
Razek has since denied the allegations to the Times, insisting they are "categorically untrue, misconstrued or taken out of context," adding that he's been "fortunate to work with countless, world-class models and gifted professionals and take great pride in the mutual respect we have for each other.”
Victoria's Secret is yet to address the allegations.