The ex-director of culture platform Moam is being prosecuted for sexually transgressive behaviour. This is reported by NRC Handelsblad and Het Parool, which previously reported on the many allegations against 33-year-old Martijn N.
28 men accuse N. of unwanted sexual behaviour, which at times would have been violent in nature. Among them are eleven people who were minors when the abuse allegedly took place.
N. was a prominent figure in the Amsterdam fashion world, who linked young talent to well-known designers at Moam. Companies such as Disney, KLM and HEMA liked to work with the platform.
Last year, the newspapers revealed the allegations against N., who allegedly approached the young men via social media with promises of careers as models or in fashion. Some of them were convinced that N. had drugged them to abuse.
N. was fired by the platform, which then closed itself.
Because N. was educated at the AMFI fashion academy, an investigation was also started there. Students there generally spoke about socially unsafe situations and a culture of silence at the institute. Earlier this week, director Reynders resigned because he did not consider himself the right person to implement improvements.
Amsterdam fashion prominent prosecuted in sex offense
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