Report: #804993

Complaint Review: Francois Vision

  • Submitted: Sun, December 04, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, September 12, 2013
  • Reported By: AnonymousEB — Potsdam New York United States of America
  • Francois Vision
    Kew Gardens, Queens, NYC
    Queens, NYC, New York
    United States of America

Francois Vision Francois Legagneur PREYS ON INSPIRING MODELS Queens, NYC, New York

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: False and True

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Francois Vision, Francois Legagneur is a fake and very  unprofessional photographer. I was an aspiring models, I attended Barbizon School for Modeling. I met him in Brookly, N.Y. When I met him he told me that he was a professional photographer and gave me the WEknowtv business card. He then took me to a "studio"/empty apartment located on the corner of Lafayette Street between Throop Avenue and Marcus Garvey. He took profile photos of me and told me that he would call me soon.
When he did we met up again this time in Manhattan near 34th street. We went to a couple of studios with other photographers and models, which gave me the impression that he was a well known photographer like he said. I did research on him but I didn't find any ripoff or scam reports since this happened in 2009. 
The next time we met he took me on the E train to his apartment in Kew Gardens,Queens. [continued below]....
..... When we go there he asked to take measurements of me and asked me if i could undress. I was very uncomfortable but I on got semi-nude. He grabbed my breast, hips and thighs in very inappropriate ways.
I got dressed and he then offered me a glass of wine as we were talking about the business. I refused since I was underage at the time and I am still not much of a drinker. He then told me that he was a big deal and that getting into the industry required a lot of work and favors. In favors he meant "sexual favors". He then asked me, 17 years old at the time, to perform oral sex on him. In a panic, I refused and he he told me to just relax and that many people in the industry would ask for these kinds of things. I told him that I wanted to leave and he walked me to the Q46 Bus stop on Main Street. 
Going home that day I felt the most manipulated I have ever felt in my life. I just wanted to make sure that I try to help other girls that are inspiring models. My dream was crushed by this man and I want to prevent someone else dream from being crushed too. 
If anyone feels the need to claim that these are false accusations go ahead but I know what happened and he knows what he does to these girls as well. I am just trying to warn girls who may be aspiring models, or women who have daughter aspiring to be models.
Also, you don't pay to be a model, people pay you, so watch out for people wanting money and scamming you with unprofessional photography. 
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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

False and True

AUTHOR: Hateraid - (United States of America)

I Am a former client and employee of Mr.Francois Legagneur and i can ensure you that these accusations above are FALSE! . Francois did not display any unprofessional conduct with his models/clients. He did not touch his model inappropriately nor make sexual innuendos. the following accusations were filled by a Jealous and Upset client who got what she was promised (photos, prints) but wanted more, As most humans always want more. I have also woked as Mr.legagneurs Assistant and have first hand witnessed The Fake accusations, Sexual requests (from clients to legagneur which were denied) as well as Other employess who have also worked for WEKNOWTV, Francois company who have
gossiped fake stories after they though that they deserved more (better pay) Although most of the work done is unpaid and the employees knew that from the start!! I can firmly assure you that Francois is a good man and this are wrong and LIESS

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