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Kim Kardashian has finally addressed the Marcus Hyde scandal after several models accused the celebrity photographer of soliciting nude photos from them.
Marcus Hyde has worked with a whole host of famous faces including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, and Donald Glover.
Sunnaya Nash, an aspiring model based in Los Angeles, shared screenshots of an alleged interaction between herself and the photographer, which expose his attempt, so solicit nude pictures from her in exchange for a free photoshoot. Check it out here.
Kim Kardashian has worked with Hyde several times over the years – including that controversial Bo Derek photoshoot – and told fans she was “deeply shocked” by his “inexcusable” behavior…
“I have been reading all of the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past,” she began.
“My own experiences have always been professional, and I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed to learn that other women have had very different experiences.
“I stand in full support of every woman’s right to not be harassed, asked or pressured to do anything they are not comfortable with.
“We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out.”
Ariana Grande, who has also worked with Hyde, also responded to the scandal by encouraging young women and aspiring models to know their worth…
“Dear models/artists in LA/anywhere, I have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories,” her Instagram Story began.
“I hate that this is a conversation. but. please do not shoot with photographers who make you uncomfortable or make you feel like you need to take your clothing off if you don’t want to. if you want to, sick. but if you don’t, please don’t.
“if they tell you you have to pay more money if you’re clothed that’s f**ked and I’m sorry that has happened to you. I promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there.”
Since the scandal, Marcus Hyde has made his Instagram profile private.