Victoria's Secret owner Les Wexner, 82, 'mocked idea of championing women of different sizes'

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Victoria's Secret owner Les Wexner, 82, mocked the retail industry's efforts to champion women of different body sizes, a bombshell report claims.

The lengthy report into the fractured lingerie business, released on Saturday by the New York Times, accuses Wexner and Ed Razek, his right-hand man at parent company L Brands, of presiding 'over an entrenched culture of misogyny, bullying and harassment'.

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The Times cites interviews with more than 30 current and former executives, employees, contractors and models, as well as court filings and other documents.

It chronicles claims of a long-running culture of rampant sexual harassment of the line's 'Angel' models and other misconduct within the company, that Wexner turned a blind eye to.

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In the report, Wexner is also accused of being an instigator of misogynistic behavior by slamming the idea that the retail industry should embrace and represent different female body types.

At one meeting at Victoria's Secret headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, an employee asked Wexner what he thought about the retail industry's efforts to champion women of different shapes and sizes, the report states.

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Two separate attendees at the meeting both told The Times Wexner rebuked the idea, replying: 'Nobody goes to a plastic surgeon and says, 'Make me fat'.'

Another former employee alleges that Razek fat-shamed her for eating at a company buffet.

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Casey Crowe Taylor, a former public relations employee at Victoria's Secret, told the Times on the record that at a June 2015 photo shoot the company laid on a buffet for staff.

Crowe Taylor says that when she went to get seconds, Razek stood in her way and looked her up and down.

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He then berated her about her weight and told her she needed to lay off the pasta and bread as dozens of coworkers looked on, she said.

Crowe Taylor, who was 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds...
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