Extra brokers look like leaving Wilhelmina following court docket drama


Modeling company Wilhelmina is dealing with extra drama.

After Web page Six reported that a number of staffers at its ladies’s division fled to rival Supreme Administration, we’re listening to {that a} group of prime reps for its male fashions may even leap ship.

“Extra brokers are leaving the corporate. The ‘males’s picture board’ is leaving Wilhelmina to affix the Society, which is beneath the Elite umbrella,” a supply informed us. (Supreme can also be an Elite agency.)

Sources mentioned about 4 workers from the lads’s division have been exiting within the coming weeks.

Wilhelmina CEO Invoice Wackermann despatched out an inner memo Friday, saying new hires as co-directors for the lads’s division, Matthew Belief and Gene Kogan. He additionally e-mailed Web page Six denying any departures: “For the document, nobody has walked out. All males’s crew continues to be employed by Wilhelmina,” he wrote.

Wackermann additionally informed us: “The efficiency of the lads’s division has suffered considerably for the previous three years.” He added, “Taylor Hendrich, who previously led the division, continues to be employed by Wilhelmina as is his crew at the moment.”

We completely reported Could 26 that 5 ladies’s division workers left for Supreme: a director, three brokers and a scout.

Wilhelmina then filed a $5 million go well with towards the employees, alleging in court docket paperwork that all of them give up “inside 5 minutes of one another” and that they violated their contracts. The workers countered in court docket papers that they left because of a “hostile work surroundings.” The lawsuit was discontinued by the events this week.

However a supply mentioned: “The lads’s division can also be leaving as a result of they have been experiencing related issues — a hostile work surroundings.”

Wackermann countered to us: “Any discuss of unhappiness is nothing greater than the bitter discuss of disgruntled former workers whose efficiency frankly didn’t measure up. Wilhelmina eyes are on the long run, not the previous.”

He had mentioned of the settled go well with with the opposite exited staffers: “In the event you tackle Wilhelmina . . . we’ll combat you tooth and nail.”