A collective lawsuit is being filed against the American version of the French magazine L’Officiel. The New York Times reported that they did not pay the fee to freelancers who worked on the creation of the magazine.
Writers, producers, photographers, illustrators, and other equally important people for the magazine did not receive payment for their work. The publication “deceived” about 20 people in this way.
Nevertheless, the American L’Officiel, despite all the accusations, staged a large-scale party during Art Week at the chic Miami Beach Edition hotel.
Commissioner of the Department of Consumer and Employee Protection Peter Hatch said: “If such a company has the resources to maintain a luxurious corporate image, it is even more shameless on their part not to pay the actual creators of the content they sell.”
The lawsuit contains claims for the payment of a fee to freelancers in double the amount.