Models Try to Stave Off Exploitation, Sexual Harassment With a New Code of Conduct

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Models Victoria Keon-Cohen and Dunja Knezevic are working with the British Fashion Council and the Association of Modeling Agencies to set up a code of conduct to protect models from getting cheated out of money, being victims of sexual harassment, and working potentially dangerous photo shoots. “With models, you get stylists reaching up your skirt and adjusting your underpants, which is obviously not the best way to go about it,” Keon-Cohen explains. Previously, Keon-Cohen and Knezevic helped a male model whose scalp bled after a stylist left peroxide in his hair for too long and some models a photographer forced to wear high heels on a trampoline, which resulted in sprained ankles. [SMH]