Supermodel Sara Sampaio claimed that the French magazine Lui published a nude photograph of her against her will.
“I had agreed to shoot the cover feature of Lui’s autumn issue, under the condition there was no nudity,” Sampaio wrote. “My agency and I insisted on having a clear agreement in place to protect myself in order to control the choice I made around not being shot nude.” (RELATED: 26 Times Sara Sampaio Stole The Show In Honor Of Her 26th Birthday [SLIDESHOW])
“Even with the ‘No Nudity’ clause in my agreement with Lui, I was aggressively pressured to do nude shots on set, asking me why I didn’t want to show my nipples or go fully nude. Throughout the shoot day, I needed to constantly defend myself and reiterate my boundaries with no nude images, making sure I covered myself as best as I could,” she added. “While reviewing the final images taken, I noticed that there were accidental exposures with parts of my body that I didn’t want exposed.”
The Victoria’s Secret Angel said she spoke up and was “assured the images” would not be used.
“The magazine lied and proceeded to publish the cover image of me with nudity, which was in clear violation of our agreement,” Sampaio explained.
Since the issue came out, showing her wearing white underwear with a fur vest that doesn’t cover her chest, she is pursuing legal action against the men’s magazine.
“I feel violated, mistreated and disrespected as a professional and as a woman,” the model wrote. “I want to do what I can to prevent this from happening to me again, and to others. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident, and I am not alone.”