Models Share Stories of Sexual Assault in the Fashion Industry | Harper’s BAZAAR x Model Alliance


I feel like I haven’t really voiced any of
this before. I somehow just ran out and let that incident
slip. It just you know, slipped from my memory. And a lot of girls kind of normalized it or
some of them just didn’t talk. The photographer’s assistant takes me several
feet to the back of the studio and I’m changing into my next outfit when he decides that he’s
just going to completely molest me within several feet of my mother. And I felt so paralyzed in fear and just astonishment
that someone would have such an easy feeling of ownership over my body. For years I used to repress the memories of
what happened because it was so traumatizing and devastating. For a while I was sexually harassed by the agency’s owner and then sexually abused. I’m finally able to acknowledge that it happened. And I know that it wasn’t my fault. Shame on him, who did this to me. One of the models had introduced me and the
whole group to a manager of a very well known lingerie company and he brought us back to the store. Next thing you know he’s trying to get me to try lingerie on for him, he’s taking my shirt off throwing me up against the wall and pinning me every time I tried
to fight back. And I got away. I got away. Knowing that other people share the same thing
that you’ve experienced is really powerful. The client comes in and she just says, very softly, “strip.” I mean it was so demeaning and so dehumanizing
I felt like I was like in a dream or something. One second. I was asked halfway through the shoot as I had been over and over and over again to remove my top, or in other circumstances it’s been top and bottoms, and the photographer made me feel stupid for not doing so. But him trying to pressure me, I did not post
the pictures I did not speak to him again and I blocked him and that was that. It’s too hard to say. I felt this immense amount of shame. I didn’t want my agency to know about this,
I didn’t even want to tell my boyfriend at the time. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone. These feelings women feel way too often almost
every day and it leaves me feeling absolutely invisible. Inadequate. And it’s in these brave stories, but it’s
in all of our lives. I wanted to feel sexy and I wanted to feel
intriguing and I wanted to do the things that would make me look that way. But I didn’t want to do them then. He told me to spit on my breasts and to do
other things that I really didn’t want to do. I started to do what he wanted and then I
was mortified and I started to cry. And he kept taking photos even when I was crying. It has to be you know collaborative, creative,
well thought out and I do see it as a form of art. This didn’t feel like that. It’s funny because some people might say why
didn’t you just say no. But when you’re put on the spot in that moment
and you’re with someone who is in a position of power and influence that’s much easier
said than done. Since that time I’ve done many nude photo
shoots because I chose to do them and I wanted to
do them. But we should never be made to feel like we
have to. Even if you think that because we’re in this
industry and I’m like a commodity that doesn’t mean that you get to use and abuse. And it’s not ok to pretend that it didn’t
just happen.

22 thoughts on “Models Share Stories of Sexual Assault in the Fashion Industry | Harper’s BAZAAR x Model Alliance

  1. Sometimes in life there's always those kinds of people who take advantage of our dreams. I really wanted to be a model but my father told me that it's a gamble and things in the modeling industry have sneaky expectations :'( Right now I became a historian, comic author, animator… But I still dreamt of becoming a model.

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  3. this is one the reasons of depression the facts that its a taboo n people will questioning u why wont u no etc. its hurt inside that people just cant say things that should be say n prevent bad things from happen

  4. I'm sorry but I can't respect or understand women who don't say anything! Shame on you!!! Shame on you! I would totally go and tell I wouldn't care! sexual harrasment is not Ok! RAPE is not OK! This girls are being raped and not speaking up! Shame on you for not speaking up! I don't feel this women are brave nor do I respect them. They didn't speak up when it happen for fear of not loosing money! Money was more important then self respect

  5. Please fight , Don't run away from the situation
    As running away from the situation will give these bad people more power to do so .
    Be strong and fight for your rights .
    Make them realise that you are a goddess . And give appropriate punishment to them

  6. How dare people ask these victims, "Why didn't you say no?", "Why didn't you tell someone?", "WHY WHY WHY". It is never their fault for ANYTHING that happened. People should be asking "Why did he do it?" " Why can he walk and sleep knowing what he did?" "Why do men do this?"

  7. Good for them! Brave girls! It takes a lot of courage to share it online. I wish they made public also the names of the men who abused them.

  8. Uhm, sexual harresment is a lot more common in the male fashion industry, contrary to popular believe. In the real world there is an unequality towards woman yes, but in the fashion industry men get half paid for the exact same job and sexual harrasment is way more common.

  9. This will blow you mind as well…..

    NATHALIE
    CONFESSIONS OF A FASHION MODEL
    THE DARK SIDE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY
    MONARCH MIND CONTROL, SLAVERY AND SEXUAL ABUSE

    Written by Nathalie Augustina with the collaboration of Robin de Ruiter, author of the bestselling book The 13 Satanic Bloodlines – Paving the Road to Hell

    This book tells the mind-blowing story of Nathalie, a Top Fashion model who has been celebrated for her striking physical beauty.

    Nathalie was not just a fashion model. Special mind control programs play an important role in the world of fashion. Like many models, Nathalie has undergone “Monarch mind control” programming. This program is able to divide the human psyche into multiple personalities (MPD), all within the same individual. Each personality is able to take over one’s consciousness at any given moment.

    Nathalie has been programmed multifunctional and has unique features to her system of personalities (programmed alters). She not only has standard Monarch programming, one of the multiple personalities created within her was a programmed high class Beta sex slave, exclusively for the super rich like the Rockefellers, De Beers and Rothschilds.

    After Nathalie became the darling of high ranking politicians, moguls, powerful business executives, famous actors and singers, members of some of the richest families of this world and royalties, she was drugged for elite sex parties and raped by many of them.

    During her career as a fashion model, Nathalie not only has been used by the sex industry, but she has been used also by several organizations in fields such as the military and intelligence agencies.

    Her story shows that she has undergone the Delta military programming as well. She has a special knowledge about warfare, all sorts of military weapons, different guns and ammunition. At a Dutch military depot known as a Prepositioned Organizational Materiel Storage (POMS) that fell under the U.S. Army Combat Equipment Group Europe (CEGE), Nathalie, at the age of eight years, was programmed and traumatized to become a military subject.

    One of her other personalities knows “Secret Codes for Access” to “internal computers” of intelligence agencies. She knows exactly how to open classified files with certain codes programmed within her.

    Nathalie is physically tough and highly intelligent. She also understands the “Old Arabic” language that is used in the upper occult world. Nathalie´s story makes it obvious that occult satanic rituals and demonic entities were used to create alters within her mind and that she was conceived during a satanic ritual.

    Nathalie carries horrible memories of different kinds of torture. Nowadays she remembers that in several occasions she had her legs tied and was being dunked upside down into water. During other events she was brutally beaten so that her dorsal vertebrae suffered lasting damage.

    Nathalie woke up at the age of 36, after having hearing voices and flashbacks. Occurrences that she is aware of nowadays were unknown to her in the past. Through memory retrieval and flashbacks (spontaneous visions) she recalls how she also has been subjected to electroshock. This not only took place before she started hearing voices and having flashbacks. It also happened afterwards. She is not aware if this was done to block her memory or to obtain information, specific codes or possible hidden codes generated by her programmers.

    Nathalie also has been repeatedly hypnotized. She remembers that the Dutch counterintelligence hypnotized her several times to obtain certain information. The first time this happened, she found out that she was programmed to fake any questioning she was subjected to. She was able to stay wide awake all the time during the time she was under counterintelligence hypnotism.
    Nathalie has gone through a lot. She did not know that the source of many of the incomprehensible events that happened to her had to do with her programming. She had no idea that she was a programmed Monarch slave.

    Nathalie has her bloodline hidden. Hypnotic walls within her mind protect her from knowing where she comes from. But her story shows that she descends from an exceptional bloodline within our ruling elite.

    Nathalie has no recall of her real parents or her childhood. At the age of seven, there is suddenly a foster family and a stepfather who brutally raped and tortured her; preparing her for the Beta programming.

    Nathalie was being trained by her step father to entertain high politicians. As a small child she was groomed to sexually service the so-called elite within the Dutch political structure.

    In this book you will learn that mind control is a very real science. It is more pervasive in our daily lives than most people realize. Millions have gone through the horrors of this program.

    Nathalie´s story reveals to us the ambiguity, not to simply think about the things that happened to Nathalie, but also to find out more about mind control programming ourselves.

    Nathalie´s book is a story without an end and it does not cover the whole story either. It will raise questions. It will stay with you and disrupt your sleep for some time.

    This book is not only an outstanding piece of information about Monarch Mind Control, you will also gain important insights into the world of the Fashion industry.

    Most modeling agencies are nothing less than whorehouses, and bookers are their pimps. Models are beaten, get their faces cut up or will be killed if they dare to tell the truth. Many of them died falling from a balcony or in other mysterious ways. Other models did disappear before they got the chance to reveal what is going on behind the scenes. They have never been found.

    It is very dangerous for young girls and boys to become part of the fashion world. There is no one who protects them. After reading this book, you will understand that the models agencies cannot be trusted. They are the last to protect the young models.

    Nathalie still suffers with the trauma based mind control in every aspect of her life. She needs help!

    ISBN: 978-1985158351

    Available in your bookstore and at Amazon

  10. Went through something like this recently I’m so ashamed i want to expose the guy but at the same time i want peace :(((

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