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Photographer David Bellemere’s Alleged Impersonator Due Back in Court

IDENTITY CASE CONTINUES: A French man accused of impersonating photographer David Bellemere via social media and soliciting models is expected to return to court in Lyon, France, later this year.
Yann Labrosse, a European model is alleged to have pretended to be Bellemere online, asking models for videos and photography content for castings. Bellemere’s attorney Eric Morain said a court appearance last month at Lyon’s Tribunal de Grande Instance resulted in Labrosse agreeing to a plea bargain, but then the magistrate in charge of the homologation — official confirmation — decided to reject it.
Morain said, “He had the right to do that, but it was very unusual that he refused to homologate this agreement. He sent the case to a public hearing that will be at the end of the year.”
Labrosse did not respond to requests for comment Tuesday, nor did Bellemere.
In a January WWD interview, Bellemere alleged of Labrosse, “The thing is he was contacting a lot of girls, who want to be models and who don’t have a lot of experience. I think he was following my life on Instagram. One time I posted a photograph of a friend on Instagram and he contacted her pretending to be me.”

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