Ashley Graham Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed On A Modeling Job

 

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As the latest Glamour covergirl, model #AshleyGraham shares a story about getting sexually harassed during a modeling job when she was 17. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“There was an incident on set of a campaign job when I was 17 years old — I haven’t told this story — and there was a photo assistant who was into me. He was like, “Hey, come here,” and he led me into a closet. And I was like, “What?” I thought he was going to show me something. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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She continued, “And he pulled me in, and he pulled his penis out. And he was like, “Grab it.” And I was like, “No! That’s disgusting.” I freaked out. And thank God I was closer to the door, and I just bolted out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ashley kept quiet about the encounter and eventually ran into her harasser at modeling gigs in the future. She even knew a girl he dated. “I didn’t tell her because there was a voice in me that said, ‘Maybe he’s changed,'” she says. “It was my young mentality.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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At the time she didn’t fully understand what happened to her and began questioning herself. “The insecure girl inside me was like, ‘Well, maybe I did something,'” she writes. Now she understands that it wasn’t her fault and offers support to other women who may be going through the same thing. “To all those girls out there: No, you didn’t do anything.”

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