Project Runway producers “did a very intense and thorough investigation” of accusations that Jeffrey cheated

Jeffrey Sebelia has been investigated for cheating on the runway collection he presented at Fashion Week. Laura “Bennett told the producers she believed Sebelia had outsourced his sewing–which would disqualify him,” according to New York magazine.

Tim Gunn tells the magazine, “We took the accusation very seriously, and we did a very intense and thorough investigation.”

Laura’s accusation came after Tim Gunn “visited Sebelia in L.A.” and found him with what Tim describes as “a lot of work to do.” That news, according to New York magazine, “reached Bennett, whose mother had met and become friendly with Sebelia’s mother.” She made her accusation when she saw Jeffrey’s “miraculously finished collection.”

What happened? “Bravo would not allow him to reveal the resolution,” it reports, and it will apparently be dealt with on TV as part of the finale. Tim did say, however, that “His collection was very ambitious. I wasn’t born yesterday.”

Internal Investigation Rocks ‘Runway’ [New York Magazine]

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