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Celebrity Photographer Accused of Asking Model for Nude Pics in Exchange for Free Photo Shoot

Yuck. However, this story just gets more muddy when you find out the details. 

Marcus Hyde, is photographer who got his big break after shooting Kim Kardashian. Since then, he's worked with a number of stars, including Ariana Grande, who has since spoken out about this incident. 

The light that lit the fuse comes from Instagram model, Sunnaya, who revealed some disturbing screenshots of her conversation with the photographer. In the screenshots (which you can see here via Sunnaya's Twitter), Marcus is offering Sunnaya a free photo shoot, ONLY if she sends him nudes. And if she wants the photo shoot without sending him nudes? It costs 2k. 

She refused and tried to call Hyde out on Instagram, but Instagram has reportedly flagged the screenshots as 'bullying' with each upload.

Frustrated, Sunnaya has taken to Twitter to share the screenshots, along with other dm's of various models who are sharing their stories about Marcus Hyde. 

Read their stories below:

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    Instagram threatened to delete Sunnaya's account but she didn't let that from not speaking up

    Text - sunnnaya @instagram Is threatening to delete my account. This is absolutely uncalled for. My post about Marcus Hyde was taken down and I'm trying to get it back up.
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    She then took to Twitter to share the various stories from people and their experience with Marcus Hyde

    Text - Sunnaya @thedevilsoftly Replying to @thedevilsoftly and @MarcusHyde Hi, I'm going to thread all the women who have messaged me with their stories about Marcus Hyde here. Most names are blocked for privacy. 2:06 AM Jul 23, 2019 Twitter Web App
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    Text - When I first moved to VA, there was ONE photographer everyone kept telling me I had to work with. I was unsigned and eager to get a photographer like him in my portfolio, so l paid him. When he reached out to me a year later, I was over moon. To me, it signified I had moved up in the ranks. Now HE was reaching out to ME. I blew off my scheduled shoot to test with him. I showed him all my clothes and he decided a white blazer was enough. Naked underneath, exposed through various positions,
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    Text - 12:16 .l LTE Twitter i God reading these messages is like PTSD I moved to richmond and shot with him and on the shoot he just stuck his fingers in my mouth and made shot it. I was so uncomfortable the entire time. Then he didn't take me home and took me to a bar and just kept feeding me shots. I got so fucked up I hardly remember the rest of the night. He dropped me off at my apartment and came in and I went to the bathroom and puked for what seemed like an hour hoping he would just leave
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    Text - 11:24 . LTE Spotify i Wow this one is all too familiar. I've really never been sure if I was the only one for a long time. Everyone says he's a "Creep" (which I heard years later) but never gives details. Almost the same exact thing happened when I was 20 (which was now almost 6 years ago) I never said anything either Just like her I thought maybe I had been unclear or accidentally gave off the impression I approved. To be brief he asked to recreate a photo but would "cover" an exposed ar
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    Text - 4:59 AM Thanks for posting this. He straight up sexually assaulted me and then blew up working with Kim right after. ants to send you a message
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    Text - 11:46 AM Thank you for speaking up. Marcus Hyde has been in my DMs this week. I thought it was legit. Thought he was just weird because of the car accident. T sent him the nudes. He screen shotted them. Then avoided any arrangement to try and shoot. I feel disgusted and sick and violated
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    Text - After seeing this post so many times I have to share with you my first I just want to say story thank you so much for being brave enough to expose him for the trash that he is!! I met with him in September of 2017 to talk about shooting, we went to tender greens & he was super chill. He said the shoot would be for playboy & he booked a studio for us to shoot at. I showed up the next day with my friend/ stylist, we both could tell he didn't like any of the clothes she brought & did not wan
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    Text - the next day with my friend/ stylist, we both could tell he didn't like any of the clothes she brought & did not want her there so she left & waited in the car. The moment she left the vibe completely changed! While we were shooting he started touching me and telling me to touch myself for the shot. I felt super uncomfortable but I figured that's just how the industry was so I didn't say anything until he stuck his hand underneath my underwear and I spazzed! Mind you I was new to la and o
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    Text - I shot with Marcus Hyde for a job when I first moved to LA, he wasn't creepy, mind you, we weren't alone. So he asked to test shoot me later on in the week, so we shoot and he had an assistant with him so he didn't seem creepy or unprofessional at all until we began shooting implied nudity (top off, but covered) and I made it very aware I didn't want any boobs/ nipple out and that i wanted to be covered the whole time. He was fine with that. Until about 3 weeks later I get tagged in a pho
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    Text - fine with that. Until about 3 weeks later I get tagged in a photo on his IG with me in mid movement both arms up fixing my hair from the wind and he had taken the photo without my knowledge and my entire boobs were out very frontal. And he posted it?! I flipped out on him and told him to take the photo down because I didn't authorize or was even aware I was being photographed when I had made it clear I was ONLY comfortable if I was covered. He said "tons of girls let me post their boobs i
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    Ariana shares this message via Instagram stories:

    Text - dear models/ artists in LA/anywhere, ihave just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories.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 ihate heering about things like this.i am sorry thet that was anybody's experiance and know that it doesnt have to ba pay mo
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    "dear models/artists in LA / anywhere,

    i have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories. 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."

    i hate hearing about things like this. i am sorry that this was anybody's experience and know that it doesn't have to be.

    look out for one another. tag your friends on posts of other photographers who's work you like and have had positive experience with and help each other get connected. - Ariana Grande

    E! News has reported that Ariana Grande has cut ties with the photographer.

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