Kim Kardashian’s photographer is accused of ‘predatory’ behavior

Kim Karadashian photographer refused to work with a model unless she sent him NUDE photos first

  • Marcus Hyde, 32, took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share an image of a model wearing a see-through bodysuit, writing: ‘Who wants to shoot?’ 
  • Los Angeles-based model and interior design student Sunnaya Nash posted screenshots of their exchange after responding to his post on Instagram 
  • According to the messages, Hyde asked her to send him nude photos, but when she refused, he said it would cost her $2,000 to work with him  
  • Hyde’s Instagram Stories post and Nash’s screenshots were later shared by Diet Prada, an Instagram account that serves as a fashion watchdog 
  • The account also shared Charlie Qu’s January 2018 Instagram post in which she accused Hyde of raping her the year before 
  • Nash’s claim inspired other models to come forward with similar stories 
  • Ireland Baldwin, Karen Elson, and Robin Thicke’s fiancée April Love Geary are among the models who slammed Hyde for his alleged behavior 
  • Ariana, 26, unfollowed Hyde and responded to the accusations against him on her Instagram Stories on Monday without explicitly naming him
  • The singer told models not to work with photographers who make them feel ‘uncomfortable’ or make them feel like they need to take their clothes off  
  • Hyde deleted every single photo of Kim and Ariana from his Instagram page on Monday before making his account private

A celebrity photographer who has shot photos of Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Ariana Grande is being accused of ‘predatory’ behavior for allegedly refusing to work with a model for free unless she sent him nude photos. 

Marcus Hyde, 32, took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share an image of a model posing in a shower wearing a nude see-through bodysuit, writing: ‘Who wants to shoot?’  

After sending a direct message to the photographer to show her interest in working with him, Los Angeles-based model and interior design student Sunnaya Nash posted screenshots of their exchange, alleging Hyde was going to charge her $2,000 for photos unless she sent him nude pictures of herself beforehand.  

Under fire: Kim Kardashian’s photographer and friend Marcus Hyde, 32, is being accused of ‘predatory behavior’ 


Casting call: Hyde took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to share an image of a model wearing a see-through bodysuit, writing: ‘Who wants to shoot?’

‘I don’t have nude photos. I’m comfortable shooting lingerie and partial nudity,’ she told him at the start of the conversation, according to the messages she shared. 

‘It’s 2k then,’ he allegedly hit back. 

‘Lol but nude is free?’ she asked, and he responded ‘Ya.’ 

Nash then agreed to pose nude but told him that she didn’t want to send him naked photos of herself. 

‘Then don’t,’ he said. 

But when Nash asked if he still wanted to shoot her, he once again told her it would cost her $2,000. 

‘Bc I won’t send you nude of myself before shooting?’ she asked, and Hyde allegedly told her: ‘Yeah. Gotta see if your [sic] worth it.’ 

Nash sent a ‘hahahahaaaaaa’ in response, but he told her he was ‘serious.’ 

‘Yeah miss me with s**t boo,’ she told him, saying he was ‘wack.’  

‘Find someone else. I’ll keep shooting celebs,’ he said at the end of the conversation. 

Nash also posted a screengrab of Hyde’s response to one of her followers who had messaged him in support of her. 

‘Suck a fat big d**k,’ he allegedly wrote back. 

Hyde’s Instagram Stories post and Nash’s screenshots were shared by Diet Prada, an Instagram account that serves as a fashion watchdog. 

‘Gross @marcushyde. @kimkardashian @arianagrande, come get your boy and teach him some decency,’ reads the post. ‘Last night, Los Angeles model and interior design student @sunnnaya replied to the celebrity photographer’s Instagram story seeking models for a shoot. 

‘What transpired in their DM was nothing short of the typical predatory douchebaggery you’d expect via shady Instagram “castings” by slimy dudes. With her followers backing her up and sharing her post, Hyde had a simple reply: “suck a fat big d**k”. That’s sure to get you points with the ladies, Marcus.’ 

Wow: Nash’s screengrabs were shared on the Diet Prada Instagram account where they attracted the attention of Alec Baldwin’s model daughter Ireland

Outrage: Robin Thicke’s model fiancée April Love Geary was among the models who commented on the post, saying: ‘This is disgusting’ 

The post captured the attention of Alec Baldwin’s model daughter Ireland, who shared a screengrab on her Instagram Stories on Monday, writing: ‘WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW ! ! ! !’ 

‘He’s not even worth it tho,’ she added in the comments section of the post. 

‘This is disgusting,’ said model April Love Geary, Robin Thicke’s fiancée. 

Karen Elson added: ‘This is so sad and why models need to have better protections at this happens every day to young women on social media who are trying to make it as a model.’

Diet Prada also shared Instagram Stories posts about the photographer, including model Charlie Qu’s public letter accusing Hyde of rape and Kesler Tran, another photographer who has worked with Kim, of assault. 

‘Four years ago, on Nov. 18 2013, LA photographer Kesler Tran assaulted me. A year before that Marcus Hyde raped me. I have kept quiet for so long because I feared no one would believe my word against theirs and this would sabotage my modeling career,’ she wrote at the beginning of her post, which she shared in January 2018. 


Sharing stories: Model Kate Rose claimed Hyde did the same thing to her when she tried to work with him in 2014 


Pattern? One person noted that Hyde has three reported offenses, according to the @s**tmodelmgmt blacklist 

‘Nobody is untouchable’: Photographer Walter W. Brady said he is ‘disgusted’ by Hyde

Confused: In his series of posts, Brady stressed that Hyde ‘didn’t have to do this’ 

The model wrote that she was ‘confident’ she had a chance at getting justice with Tran, claiming she had photos of her injuries, a voice recording of his confession, and a police report detailing the events of that night.

However, she said she was told she didn’t have a case against him because there was alcohol involved, it happened behind closed doors, and they were both injured. 

‘I tried to accept that there would be no consequences for their actions and move on, but I keep hearing the same stories about them from models and other industry people over the past four years,’ she wrote.

‘You are not alone and these predators are thriving in our silence. They rely on the fear and shame they invoke in their victims so they can continue to prey on others. They will not stop until we stop them.’ 

Tran has denied the model’s accusations, telling DailyMail.com that he has evidence to ‘pursue defamation of character and file assault charges on her.’

He claims she brought a bottle of alcohol and drank all of it before she went ‘ape s**t’ on him, which he said he filmed.  


Horrifying encounters: Numerous models reached out to Nash to share their own stories about working with Hyde 

Nightmare: One woman claimed she did a nude shoot with him but never got her pictures back

‘I feel disgusted’: Another woman said that after she sent Marcus nude photos of herself he avoided working with her 

Allegation: Diet Prada also shared Instagram Stories posts about the photographer, including model Charlie Qu’s public letter accusing Hyde of rape

Claim: In the post that was shared by the model in January 2018, she accused Hyde of raping her the year before 

Tran said the aforementioned video was filed with the police, and he also claims to have text messages in which she asked to shoot with him again ‘after this ordeal like nothing ever happened.’ 

Nash’s post has inspired other models to come forward with similar allegations. 

Kate Rose shared screenshots of an email exchange she allegedly had with Hyde in 2014 after she reached out about working with him in Miami. 

‘I normally don’t do free shoots but send me some digitals/snap shots (very simple) of your face without makeup then body shots without anything so I can see your figure. I have limited time so I just want to make sure it’s worth my time to do a free test shoot,’ he wrote back.  

One woman said she sent Hyde nude photos of herself, but he never ended up arranging a time to photographer her. 

Another model claimed he sexually assaulted her during a shoot.  

‘We were doing POV shots this mother f****r sticks his finger in my vagina and I freaked out,’ one woman wrote. ‘I told him I was done shooting and I never received my photos because I didn’t have sex with him.’

In a series of Instagram Stories posts, photographer Walter W. Brady said he is ‘disgusted’ by Hyde and fully supports Nash and the other women who are coming forward. 

‘I don’t care who you are if you violate I will call you out on it,’ he wrote. 

Photographer Julian Medina also slammed Hyde on Instagram while sharing screengrabs of their alleged conversation. 

‘Julian your day is coming,’ Hyde wrote, according to the messages. 

Like family: Hyde is good friends with Kim and her husband Kanye West

Claim to fame: The photographer famously took pictures of Kim recreating Bo Derek’s iconic look from the 1979 film ’10’ before taking Polaroids of her in a grungy hotel room 

Very close: Kim and Kanye donated $25,000 to Hyde after he was in a near-fatal car accident in October

You’re a B**h. Unblock my account,’ Julian responded, prompting the photographer to write back: ‘My ppl got info on u.’

‘@marcushyde you’re a piece of s**t. Eat a d**k. Learn how to respect woman. Stop taking advantage of models and artists,’ Medina wrote in the caption of his post. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Hyde for comment. 

Hyde has yet to publicly respond to the allegations, but he deleted every single photo of Kim and Ariana from his Instagram page on Monday before making his account private. 

Ariana, 26, unfollowed Hyde and responded to the accusations against him on her Instagram Stories on Monday without explicitly naming him. 

‘Dear models/artists in LA/anywhere. I have just read some shocking and really heartbreaking stories,’ she wrote. ‘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****d and I’m sorry that has happened to you. I promise there are so many respectful, nice, talented photographers out there. 

‘Look out for one another,’ she added. ‘Tag your friends on posts of other photographers who’s work you like and have had positive experiences with and help each other get connected.’

Celebrity roster: Hyde has also worked with Ariana Grande (pictured) Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, and Jhené Aiko

Broken heart: Ariana, 26, responded to the accusations against Hyde on her Instagram Stories on Monday without explicitly naming him


Before and after: Ariana also stopped following Hyde on Instagram 

Response: Hyde deleted every single photo of Kim and Ariana that he had on his Instagram page on Monday 

Hiding out: Hyde, who has one million followers, later made his Instagram account private 

Accusations of Hyde’s predatory behavior come nine months after the photographer survived a near-fatal car accident while driving in Malibu.

Kim and Ariana were among his close friends and clients who took to social media to call for prayers and wish for his speedy recovery. 

The 38-year-old reality star and her husband Kanye West donated $25,000 to their friend after his accident and asked fans for their support too.

‘If you are able to help the family would be so grateful!” Kim tweeted at the time. 

A month after the accident, a Go Fund Me was created on his behalf and raised $38,218 for his medical expenses. 

Originally from Virginia, Hyde has built a reputation as one of the most talented young photographers since moving to Los Angeles five years ago.

The photographer famously took pictures of Kim recreating Bo Derek’s iconic look from the 1979 film ’10,’ shooting the images near the reality star’s Malibu home. 

After the beach, they booked a ‘dirty, grungy’ hotel for additional photos to round out the shoot, and within hours Hyde’s Polaroids were everywhere.

Kanye even called with his stamp of approval and asked if Hyde wanted to work with him on future projects. 

Hyde has worked with a number of high-profile artists, including Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, and Jhené Aiko. 

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