The mode of the models to expose sexual harassment

The fashion industry is not to deal with the problem of sexual harassment, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, has been said.

In the united KINGDOM, the professional bodies which represent almost 12 000 models. Here are some of their stories.


Anonymous model

Other accounts from models who do not want to be identified:
“Some agents are paid to bail out the models”
“The photographer kept squeezing my nipples to get a more “sensual” shot. I had a t-shirt”
“We call this the ‘double sweep’, where the stylist grabs your junk as they fix your gaze”
“On the set with make-up artists, stylists, and so on, the photographer has pushed his hand between my legs. I was 16 years old”
“I told my agent about my abuse, they have told me to “stay calm, it is very important to lose as a customer'”

Joelle Hedgepeth

“There was a very popular photographer who wanted to shoot me. But because we are in separate states, he wanted to send me naked pictures of myself to him.

“I remember him asking me and me kind of knowing,” I know that I don’t know much about the industry yet, but I’m pretty sure that I don’t have to send you a nude photo for you to be able to tell what type of model you want.’

“I tried to appease him, but to do it my way, and I sent him pictures of me in my bikini. And it took me by text message, saying: “If you are not ready for the real modeling world, not to waste my time”.

“A photographer came to me from my city. As we were scouting for a location, he asked me to put the car on.

“I’m still young, still 17-18, and he kissed me. And I remember being like, ‘This is not OK.'”

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on the day of the week between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.