It was supposed to be a photo shoot for the Museum of Sex — not a sexual encounter.
A Brooklyn photographer — using a stolen shot of Kylie Jenner to bolster his credentials — conned aspiring models into sex on camera, according to a lawsuit.
Brhonson Lexier St. Surin’s online ads under the name Scarlet Lexicon sought women for “fine arts” photo shoots, but he then pressured his subjects into having oral sex and intercourse with him, all the while building up his own private porn portfolio, his victims charge.
One woman now suing Surin claims he locked her in a basement.
“I was scared,” said Nikkol Wade, 26. “I really thought I was going to have to kill somebody or he was going to have to have to kill me. I didn’t know what was going to happen.”
Wade, who once modeled lingerie during New York Fashion Week, was shocked when the other woman on the November 2017 job told her, “You know, penetration’s involved.”
“No I did not,” Wade replied.
When she told Surin she wouldn’t continue, he took her to the cellar of the “model house” he’d put her up in and berated her for 20 minutes.
“When were you going to tell us that penetration was involved?” she repeatedly asked, telling him, “I’m not a prostitute.”
“I understood that the photos were a little risqué, but it was nothing like what he was trying to do,” she told The Post.
Wade, one of four alleged victims suing Surin in Brooklyn Supreme Court for fraud, went public to urge other victims to speak out. All four plaintiffs are anonymous in court papers.
“You’ve got to come forward,” she said. “You’ve got to start exposing these people. Don’t just go there and chalk it up as a loss and forget it happened, because there’s other people that it’s happening to.”
Wade was supposed to have earned $700 for a day’s work, but the job was a sham, along with one offered to a second woman two days later, who had sex with Surin believing the images would be used for a Museum of Sex exhibition, according to the legal filing.
The photographer directed two other woman in an October 2015 shoot to fully disrobe and make out with each other for what he claimed was a project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The women, also part of the suit, then refused Surin’s demands for oral sex, they said in court papers.
Each of the victims is seeking $100,000 in damages. The NEA has not heard of Surin nor given him any grants, a spokeswoman said. The Museum of Sex never worked with him.
Wade knew something was up when Surin monitored her comings and goings and refused to give her a key for the house.
She believed she was going to a sexy shoot featuring “erotic allegories” in which “three succubi beauties slowly consume a man’s spirit through his dreams,” according to the online casting call.
“At no point in the booking call sheet was it stated that there would be an expectation that the models would perform sexual acts with the photographer,” according to court papers.
“I wish I had called the police, but I was so focused on getting out of there alive and well that it didn’t even cross my mind,” Wade said.
She called an Uber, packed and “ran out of there,” said Wade, who added at one point, Surin flashed stacks of cash in a bid to get her to stay.
Wade’s attorney Steven Fairchild urged others who may have encountered Surin or other unscrupulous shutterbugs to come forward.
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