IMG Denies Purported Prada Bribery Scandal

Last week Fashionista.com reported a beast of a rumor about Prada casting director Russell Marsh accepting bribes from IMG and Women modeling agencies to put their girls front and center in Prada and Miu Miu ads and runway shows. Last week Prada denied the allegations and stood firmly behind Marsh. And this morning IMG seconded with this statement:

The allegation that Prada or Miu Miu have utilized models managed by IMG
based on anything more than their talent is ridiculous and flatly untrue. We have the privilege of representing many of the most beautiful and sought-after women in the industry, and we are outraged that those models' hard work is being disparaged.

Another day, another rumor. Oh, Internet…

Earlier: Rumor of the Day: Prada Casting Director Accepts Bribes?