‘I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed’: Kim Kardashian breaks her silence on the allegations against her photographer Marcus Hyde after models claimed he demanded NUDE photos in return for shoots
- Kardashian, 38, took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a statement about the allegations without explicitly naming Hyde
- The reality star said she was ‘shocked’ and ‘saddened’ by the stories she read, explaining her own experiences with him ‘have always been professional’
- At the end of her post, she applauded those who spoke out, saying this type of behavior cannot go unnoticed
- Los Angeles-based model and interior design student Sunnaya Nash accused Hyde of offering her a free photoshoot in exchange for nude photos this week
- Nash shared screengrabs of their alleged exchange on Instagram, which inspired other models to come forward with similar allegations against him
- Ariana Grande, who has also worked with Hyde, unfollowed him and responded to the accusations on her Instagram Stories on Monday
- Hyde has yet to publicly comment on the allegations, but he made his Instagram private on Monday after the news broke
Kim Kardashian has addressed allegations that her friend and photographer Marcus Hyde offered models free photoshoots in exchange for nude photos, saying she is ‘deeply shocked’ and ‘saddened’ by the stories she has read about him.
The 38-year-old reality star took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to show her support for the women who have come forward with claims about Hyde, saying she stands by them. She did not however mention Hyde by name in the post, nor did she go into detail about the accusations against him.
‘I have been reading all the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past,’ she wrote.
Speaking out: Kim Kardashian has addressed the allegations that her personal photographer Marcus Hyde (pictured) offered models free photoshoots in exchange for nude photos
Upset: The reality star said she was ‘shocked’ and ‘saddened’ by the stories she read, explaining her own experiences with him ‘have always been professional’
‘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 no comfortable with,’ she added. ‘We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out.’
Kardashian’s message comes just one day after Los Angeles-based model and interior design student Sunnaya Nash accused Hyde of trying to bribe her into sending him nude pictures in exchange for a free photoshoot
Hyde shared an image of a model wearing a nude see-through bodysuit on his Instagram Stories on Sunday, asking: ‘Who wants to shoot?’
After sending the photographer a direct message to show her interest in working with him, Nash posted screenshots of their alleged exchange.
According to the messages, Hyde wanted to charge her $2,000 for photos unless she sent him nude pictures of herself beforehand.
‘I don’t have nude photos. I’m comfortable shooting lingerie and partial nudity,’ she told him after he asked her to send him nude photos of herself.
‘It’s 2k then,’ he hit back.
‘Lol but nude is free?’ she asked, and he responded ‘Ya.’
Nash then agreed to pose nude but told him that she didn’t want to send him naked photos of herself.
‘Then don’t,’ he said.
Claim to fame: The photographer famously took pictures of Kim recreating Bo Derek’s iconic look from the 1979 film ’10’ before taking Polaroids of her in a grungy hotel room
Always around: Hyde served as a personal photographer for Kardashian and her family
But when Nash asked if he still wanted to shoot her, he once again told her it would cost her $2,000.
‘Bc I won’t send you nude of myself before shooting?’ she asked, and Hyde told her: ‘Yeah. Gotta see if your [sic] worth it.’
Nash sent a ‘hahahahaaaaaa’ in response, but he said he was ‘serious.’
‘Yeah miss me with s**t boo,’ she told him, saying he was ‘wack.’
‘Find someone else. I’ll keep shooting celebs,’ he said at the end of the conversation.
Nash also posted a screengrab of Hyde’s response to one of her followers who had messaged him in support of her.
Casting call: Hyde took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share an image of a model wearing a see-through bodysuit, writing: ‘Who wants to shoot?’
Receipts: Los Angeles-based model and interior design student Sunnaya Nash posted screenshots of their exchange after responding to his post on Instagram
Say what? According to the messages, Hyde asked her to send him nude photos, but when she refused, he said it would cost her $2,000 to work with him
Not having it: When Nash told him he was ‘wack,’ he told her to ‘find someone else’
‘Suck a fat big d**k,’ he allegedly wrote back.
Hyde’s Instagram Stories post and Nash’s screenshots were shared by Diet Prada, an Instagram account that serves as a fashion watchdog.
‘Gross @marcushyde. @kimkardashian @arianagrande, come get your boy and teach him some decency,’ reads the post. ‘Last night, Los Angeles model and interior design student @sunnnaya replied to the celebrity photographer’s Instagram story seeking models for a shoot.
‘What transpired in their DM was nothing short of the typical predatory douchebaggery you’d expect via shady Instagram “castings” by slimy dudes. With her followers backing her up and sharing her post, Hyde had a simple reply: “suck a fat big d**k”. That’s sure to get you points with the ladies, Marcus.’
The post captured the attention of Alec Baldwin’s model daughter Ireland, who shared a screengrab on her Instagram Stories on Monday, writing: ‘WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW ! ! ! !’
Wow: Nash’s screengrabs were shared on the Diet Prada Instagram account, where they attracted the attention of Alec Baldwin’s model daughter Ireland
Outrage: Robin Thicke’s model fiancée April Love Geary was among the models who commented on the post, saying: ‘This is disgusting’
Sharing stories: Model Kate Rose claimed Hyde did the same thing to her when she tried to work with him in 2014
Pattern? One person noted that Hyde has three reported offenses, according to the @s**tmodelmgmt blacklist
‘He’s not even worth it tho,’ she added in the comments section of the post.
‘This is disgusting,’ said model April Love Geary, who is Robin Thicke’s fiancée.
Karen Elson added: ‘This is so sad and why models need to have better protections at this happens every day to young women on social media who are trying to make it as a model.’
Diet Prada also shared Instagram Stories posts about the photographer, including model Charlie Qu’s public letter accusing Hyde of raping her two years ago.
Nash’s post has inspired other models to come forward with similar allegations.
Kate Rose shared screenshots of an email exchange she allegedly had with Hyde in 2014 after she reached out about working with him in Miami.
‘Nobody is untouchable’: Photographer Walter W. Brady said he is ‘disgusted’ by Hyde
Confused: In his series of posts, Brady stressed that Hyde ‘didn’t have to do this’
‘I normally don’t do free shoots but send me some digitals/snap shots (very simple) of your face without makeup then body shots without anything so I can see your figure. I have limited time so I just want to make sure it’s worth my time to do a free test shoot,’ he wrote back.
One woman said she sent Hyde nude photos of herself, but he never ended up arranging a time to photographer her.
Another model claimed he sexually assaulted her during a shoot.
‘We were doing POV shots this mother f****r sticks his finger in my vagina and I freaked out,’ one woman wrote. ‘I told him I was done shooting and I never received my photos because I didn’t have sex with him.’
In a series of Instagram Stories posts, photographer Walter W. Brady said he is ‘disgusted’ by Hyde and fully supports Nash and the other women who are coming forward.
Horrifying encounters: Numerous models reached out to Nash to share their own stories about working with Hyde
Nightmare: One woman claimed she did a nude shoot with him but never got her pictures back
Allegation: Diet Prada also shared Instagram Stories posts about the photographer, including model Charlie Qu’s public letter accusing Hyde of rape
Claim: In the post that was shared by the model in January 2018, the model accused Hyde of raping her the year before
‘I don’t care who you are if you violate I will call you out on it,’ he wrote.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Hyde for comment.
Hyde has yet to publicly respond to the allegations, but he deleted every single photo of Kardashian and Ariana Grande from his Instagram page on Monday before making his account private.
Grande, 26, unfollowed Hyde and responded to the accusations against him on her Instagram Stories on Monday without explicitly naming him.
‘Dear models/artists in LA/anywhere. I have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories,’ she wrote. ‘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.
Celebrity roster: Hyde has also worked with Ariana Grande (pictured) Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, and Jhené Aiko
Broken heart: Ariana, 26, responded to the accusations against Hyde on her Instagram Stories on Monday without explicitly naming him
Before and after: Ariana also stopped following Hyde on Instagram
‘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****d and I’m sorry that has happened to you. I promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there.
‘Look out for one another,’ she added. ‘Tag your friends on posts of other photographers who’s work you like and have had positive experiences with and help each other get connected.’
Accusations of Hyde’s predatory behavior come nine months after the photographer survived a near-fatal car accident while driving in Malibu.
Kardashian and Grande were among his close friends and clients who took to social media to call for prayers and wish for his speedy recovery.
The KKW Beauty mogul and her husband Kanye West donated $25,000 to their friend after his accident and asked fans for their support too.
Response: Hyde deleted every single photo of Kim and Ariana that he had on his Instagram page on Monday
Hiding out: Hyde, who has one million followers, later made his Instagram account private
‘If you are able to help the family would be so grateful!” Kim tweeted at the time.
A month after the accident, a Go Fund Me was created on his behalf and raised $38,218 for his medical expenses.
Originally from Virginia, Hyde has built a reputation as one of the most talented young photographers since moving to Los Angeles five years ago.
The photographer famously took pictures of Kardashian recreating Bo Derek’s iconic look from the 1979 film ’10,’ shooting the images near the reality star’s Malibu home.
After the beach, they booked a ‘dirty, grungy’ hotel for additional photos to round out the shoot, and within hours Hyde’s Polaroids were everywhere.
Kanye even called with his stamp of approval and asked if Hyde wanted to work with him on future projects.
The photographer has worked with a number of high-profile artists, including Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, and Jhené Aiko.
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