Ariana Grande responds to sexual misconduct allegations against celeb photographer Marcus Hyde
"I have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories."
Ariana Grande has responded to the allegations of sexual misconduct against celebrity photographer, Marcus Hyde.
Hyde, who has worked with Grande before, is accused of asking women to send him nude photos before he shoots them "to see if your worth it [sic]."
Instagram account Diet Prada reported that a model named Sunnaya had responded to Hyde's Instagram Story about a photo shoot, where he told her he wouldn't charge her for the work if she sent nudes first.
The screenshots from the chat allegedly show Hyde telling the model it would cost $2000 if she didn't "want to send nude photos" beforehand.
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Grande has since shared a detailed post on Instagram Stories, urging people not to shoot with photographers that make them uncomfortable.
"Dear models/artists in LA/anywhere," she wrote.
"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 off our clothing off if you don’t want to. If you want to, sick. But if you don’t, please don’t."
The singer said that if a photographer tells someone they have to pay more money for a clothed shoot, "that's fucked and I'm sorry that has happened to you."
"I promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there," she said. "I hate hearing about things like this."
"I am sorry that that was anybody’s experience and know that it doesn’t have to be."
Grande then urged people to tag the photographers they feel comfortable working with "and help each other get connected."
Hyde, who has also worked with Kim Kardashian, has yet to respond to the allegations.