The model is South Asian and the photographer, Jatin Kampani, and copywriter, Denzil Machado, are both Indians. Did it emanate from the McCann India office? In fact this site credits the ad in question to McCann India.
Here is a letter to Jill from Benetton's PR manager.
Thank you for you email. I would like to inform you that the images you
are refering to with the logo "Domestic Colors of Violence" are a FAKE and
are NOT an adverting campaign of Benetton Group.
The ONLY project Benetton has done on domestic violence was in 2003,
created and developed by Fabrica (Benetton's communication research center)
and Colors Magazine (part of the publishing activities at Fabrica). Please
see the attached link for further information
Thank you for contacting us.
Senior Fashion Public Relations Manager
Benetton USA Corporation
Tel. 212-593-0290 ext.337
Oh dear, the ghost ad syndrome continues to haunt us.