“Predatory agencies are withholding payments from models, fabricating reasons for late or non-payment, and threatening models with even further financial and legal distress when the models ask to be paid. The RESPECT Program is crucial for the future of the entire fashion industry because it creates an infrastructure to prevent abuse and protect victims. Fashion, at its core, celebrates the human spirit and it is time that we take meaningful steps to ensure models’ safety and wellbeing. Models who have faced abuse in this industry: you are worthy and your situation is not impossible. We can and will fix this.”
– Meisha Brooks, model
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