Christy Turlington Burns Says Harassment and Mistreatment Has Always Been Tolerated in Fashion Industry

As one of the most recognizable models in the world — past or present — Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it.
Immersed as she is in the nonprofit she started in 2010, Every Mother Counts, she hasn’t lost sight of the darker side of modeling. Before getting her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University; traveling to Swaziland, El Salvador and other countries to help underserved women, or marrying the filmmaker Ed Burns, Turlington helped define the supermodel life in the Eighties and Nineties. The mother of two recently ran her seventh marathon on behalf of Team EMC, finishing last month’s Berlin Marathon. Burns will speak about maternal health at TED Women in New Orleans next month and she can also be seen in the new documentary “George Michael: Freedom.”
She is busy preparing for the Oct. 21 unveiling of “Con Madre,” a short film about her nonprofit’s work training midwives in Guatemala that will launch on National Geographic, and the fourth installment of “Giving Birth in America,” a film series that will air on CNN next month.
But Burns took some time out to air her concerns

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