Trump Model Management

Last updated on 25 July 2017

Trump Model Management is a New York City-based modeling agency owned by Donald Trump. Originally known as "T Models", it was founded by Trump in 1999.[1][2]

In October 2014, Trump Model Management was sued by model Alexia Palmer. Palmer alleged that 80% of her wages were taken away from her as "expenses" and that she had been paid less than $4000 over a two year period. The lawsuit was dismissed in March 2016.[3]

In July 2015, it was reported that Trump Model Management and Trump Management Group LLC combined had requested US visas for almost 250 international fashion models.[4]

In August 2016, former Trump models alleged that they had worked for the agency without the company having obtained proper work visas on their behalf.[5][6][7]

In September 2016, Senator Barbara Boxer called on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to investigate the allegations.[8]

In April 2017, it was announced that the agency would be closed down.[9][10] In July 2017 a pending investigation of Trump Model Management by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was leaked to the public.[11]

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Logo (old)

Represented models (past and present)

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Melania Trump was associated as a model with Trump Model Management before her marriage to Donald Trump.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Kranish, Michael; Fisher, Marc (Aug 23, 2016). Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781508226758. His new agency, originally conceived as Trump Models Inc., ended up with the name T Models...
  2. ^ Editors of TIME (Jan 15, 2016). TIME The New Revolutionaries: An Inside Look at the Rebels and Reformers Running for the White House. Time Inc. Books. ISBN 9781618934543. 1999: Founded Trump Model Management, extending a brand eventually attached to...
  3. ^ Cam, Deniz (2016-03-23). "Trump Model Management Lawsuit Dismissed By Federal Judge". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-exclusive-idUSKCN0Q62RQ20150801
  5. ^ James West (2016-08-30). "Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally". Mother Jones. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
  6. ^ CNN, Deena Zaru. "Former model: Trump agency skirted visa laws". CNN. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ "Donald Trump modeling agency 'encouraged models to work in US illegally'". The Independent. 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  8. ^ Nelson, Louis (2016-09-07). "Sen. Boxer calls for probe into Trump Model Management". Politico. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  9. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-embattled-modeling-agency-shut-article-1.3042493
  10. ^ "Trump's Controversial Modeling Agency Is Shutting Down". Time. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  11. ^ "Trump Model Management Investigated For Violating Teenagers, Immigration Laws and Labor Laws". The Watchdog Report. 2017-07-24. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  12. ^ Melania Knauss, FMD - The Fashion Model Directory

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