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Shay Mitchell Accuses Kim Kardashian's Photographer of Bribing Models For Nudes

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By Whitney Vasquez

Shay Mitchell is calling out Kim Kardashian's personal photographer for soliciting women on social media for nude photo shoots.

The "Pretty Little Liars" star says she's "so digusted [sic]" with Marcus Hyde, known for snapping the "KUWTK" star on her travels, after reports came out he was bribing models into taking nudes with him.

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Reposting a back and forth text conversation Hyde allegedly had with a model, Mitchell says women need to "look after each other."

In the text conversation, messages from what appears to be Hyde's official Instagram shows a barter happening where Hyde claims it's $2,000 to shoot with him, unless she sends him nudes first.

When the model questions him, he responds, "Gotta see if your [sic] worth it."

Mitchell adds that social media "has become a playground for predators," and warns if anyone contacts you "treating you with disrespect, acting inappropriately or trying to leverage their 'status,' speak out."

Targeting Hyde directly, Mitchell ends her rant saying we need to make sure "mentally unwell people" don't have the opportunity to prey on others ... "'celebrity photographer' or not."

Ariana Grande's Also Speaking Out:

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Shay Mitchell isn't the only celebrity speaking out about the accusations.

Ariana Grande, who's reportedly worked with Marcus Hyde in the past, addressed the situation without calling the photographer out by name.

Taking to her IG, Grande warned models "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."

Calling the situation "sick," she adds, "if they tell you you have to pay more money if you're clothed that's f***ed and I'm sorry that has happened to you."

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Kim Kardashian has long championed her photographer friend, even donating $25,000 to Hyde's GoFundMe after he got in a near-fatal car accident last year.

Days before the crash, he went on a trip with Kim and Kourtney in Bali to document their adventures.

Months later, he made an appearance during Kanye West's Coachella set.

Kim Distances Herself:

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Kim Kardashian has finally addressed the situation, and is clearly turning her back on her old friend as she supports the women who have come forward with allegations.

Kim writes:

"I have been reading all of the messages and stories from women regarding inappropriate and inexcusable behavior of a photographer that I have worked with in the past. My own experiences have always been professional, and I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed to learn that other women have had very different experiences."

Her statement continues, "I stand in full support of every woman's right to not be harassed, asked or pressured to do anything they are not comfortable with. We cannot allow this type of behavior to go unnoticed and I applaud those who speak out."

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