Victoria's Secret: More than 100 models have signed a petition urging Victoria’s Secret to protect its models from sexual harassment and abuse. Sparked by recent allegations that Jeffrey Epstein (who self-proclaimed to be a scout for Victoria’s Secret) and certain photographers used their positions to abuse vulnerable aspiring models, the Model Alliance sent an open letter to the company urging it to join the RESPECT Program—an Alliance Initiative for Models, which requires “employees, agents, vendors, photographers and other contractors to follow a code of conduct” of respect, provides access to a “confidential complaint mechanism, with swift and fair resolution of complaints and proper consequences for abusers,” and a robust training program. The letter adds “joining the RESPECT Program … would go a long way in helping [the modeling industry] chart a new path forward.” We applaud these efforts. #Time4RESPECT. What will you do to help #changetheculture for an environment of #respect and free of #abuse and #worksexualharassment?
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