Chuck Close. Photo: WikiArt.

Chuck Close Accused of Sexual Harassment

Two women who had previously modeled for Chuck Close accused the artist of sexual harassment, alleging that he invited them to his studio under false pretenses. Assertions regarding the artist’s misconduct were first reported by Priscilla Frank for the Huffington Post on Tuesday, December 19. In response to the allegations, the artist’s lawyer, Lance Gotko, issued a statement, reproduced in the Huffington Post article, in which he denied that any sexual acts took place. 

[Update:] In an interview with the New York Times, published on Wednesday, December 20, Close responded to the allegations.