While Dov Charney's latest accuser, Kimbra Lo, was making her case on this morning's Today Show, our Inboxes were bombarded with rumors of her alleged past. Along with rumors that she at one point dated Olivier Zahm--she appears on his Purple Diary here, here, and here--she has also posed for upscale erotic magazine Jacques. Fashionista has obtained the images, but we're not running them until we are granted permission from the magazine.
As an observer, not a critic, I don't really know how I feel about this information. I couldn't care less that she posed for Jacques. Indeed, too many people are often pre-judged because of their pasts. But on the other hand, did she believe those images would never be re-released? Or that her relationship with Zahm would never be revealed? Even if that relationship shouldn't matter, it does, given Zahm's connection to Terry Richardson, who has been accused of doing some pretty horrible stuff to models. Stuff that's very similar to what Lo is accusing Charney of doing.
Who hates Lo this much to send us these damaging, anonymous tips? It almost feels like a big performance--but who's the artist? Lo, Charney, or Zahm....?