OnlyFans Models Sue Unruly Agency for Exploitation
Two more OnlyFans models are suing Unruly Agency for exploitation. On the heels of Tauler Smith LLP lawsuits against Unruly Agency on behalf of exploited social media influencers, two more OnlyFans models have come forward with their own allegations of wildly improper and abusive conduct by Unruly. The models said that the big-name marketing agency has engaged in exploitative conduct that included pressuring them to pose for sexually explicit photos, posting nude images on their OnlyFans accounts without permission, and issuing threats when they attempted to exit their contracts.
To learn more about the shocking new allegations against Unruly Agency for exploiting influencers, keep reading.
Rolling Stone: Fitness Model Sarah Stage Sues Unruly Agency for Sexual Exploitation & Threats
Unruly Agency is one of the largest and most well-known agencies for social media influencers. The agency, which was founded by Tara “Elektra” Niknejad and Nicky Gathrite, represents clients that include Tana Mongeau and Harry Jowsey. With the recent surge in popularity for the OnlyFans platform, Unruly has become one of the go-to agencies for mainstream celebrities looking to break into what was once a taboo subscription-based model.
Sadly, many of Unruly’s clients have found that the agency’s behavior can be unsavory, manipulative, and illegal. A recent Rolling Stone article details how Sarah Stage and Jessica Quezada are the latest models to take legal action against Unruly and its affiliate agency Behave. Sarah Stage, a fitness model with a massive following on Instagram, has accused Unruly of using high-pressure tactics to try to convince her to post nude photographs against her wishes. Along those same lines, Quezada has accused Unruly of posting sexually explicit captions on her OnlyFans photos, as well as sending highly inappropriate messages containing sexually explicit content to her OnlyFans subscribers.
As detailed by Rolling Stone, Steele and Quezada also alleged in court documents that Unruly made direct threats when they tried to leave the agency. In fact, this is a theme running throughout most of the lawsuits filed against Unruly: the marketing agency is accused of threatening models who asked to get out of their contracts. In at least one instance, Unruly reportedly continued to operate the model’s OnlyFans account even after the contract was terminated – until she finally gained access and changed her passwords.
Tauler Smith LLP Represents OnlyFans Models in Lawsuits Against Unruly Agency
The recent charges that Unruly posted sexual images of the popular influencers and fitness models without their consent is in line with similar allegations brought by other models and online content creators against the social media management company. This includes documented abuses like engaging in sexually exploitative behavior, pressuring models into illegal contracts, and threatening the models with financially crippling legal action.
In a case filed last year by Tauler Smith LLP on behalf of an OnlyFans model identified only as “Jane Doe,” the model alleged that Unruly Agency surreptitiously took nude photographs of her and then posted them on her OnlyFans account as “revenge porn” retaliation. Jane Doe also said that Unruly unlawfully took control of her personal bank accounts and finances. Another model accused Unruly of posting a sexually explicit video to her OnlyFans page without her consent, as well as threatening and intimidating her when she expressed a desire to leave the agency.
Both models are being represented in OnlyFans lawsuits by L.A. social media litigator Robert Tauler. Mr. Tauler did not mince words when describing Unruly as “basically pimps” who take advantage of young, vulnerable women looking to earn an income as OnlyFans creators and social media influencers.
Contact the Los Angeles Social Media Litigators at Tauler Smith LLP
The new allegations against Unruly Agency would be shocking if they weren’t so commonplace: this is just the latest entry in a long list of known abuses by the marketing agency. If you are a model, lifestyle influencer, or other type of social media influencer who has been exploited by Unruly, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
Tauler Smith LLP is a California law firm that has experience with social media litigation. We help models get out of bad contracts with abusive agencies, and we also help them get the compensation they deserve. Call us at 310-590-3927 or fill out the online contact form to explore your legal options.