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OnlyFans Models Sue Unruly Agency for Exploitation

OnlyFans Models Sue Unruly Agency

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.

Rolling Stone Article on Unruly Agency Exploitation

Rolling Stone Article on Exploitation by Unruly Agency

Rolling Stone Article on Unruly Agency Exploitation

As the subscription-based platform OnlyFans has exploded in popularity over the past few years, so too has a cottage industry of management companies and agencies. One of the most well-known companies, Unruly Agency, is now facing new lawsuits from two influencers who allege that Unruly pressured them into posting sexually exploitative content and threatened them when they tried to leave the agency. In two separate filings, model and lifestyle influencers Sarah Stage and Jessica Quezada are accusing Unruly Agency of trapping them into exploitative contracts and posting nude and sexual photos without their consent.

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In 2021, the Daily Beast reported that a former client identified only as Jane Doe was suing the agency, alleging that it had posted an NSFW video of her to her public page without her permission and that they had threatened her with legal action when she tried to leave the company. “These guys are basically pimps,” Jane Doe’s attorney Robert Tauler told the Daily Beast.

Read the full article on the Rolling Stone website.

Daily Beast Article on Unruly Agency Lawsuit

Daily Beast Article on Lawsuit Against Unruly Agency

Daily Beast Article on Unruly Agency Lawsuit

A recent Daily Beast article details a lawsuit filed by Tauler Smith LLP against Unruly Agency. The article provides significant background on the legal action, including allegations that the social media marketing agency negligently leaked nude videos and photos of one of its clients.

The Daily Beast Publishes Article on Tauler Smith LLP Lawsuit Against Unruly

The Daily Beast article offers a good introduction to the dangers posed by talent agencies like Unruly that take advantage of social media influencers. These agencies often promote themselves as being committed to “female empowerment,” and many aspiring models buy into that marketing slogan – only to later find their lives ruined.

Unruly Agency is a well-known talent agency that represents several prominent influencers on social media platforms like OnlyFans and Instagram. One of those clients, identified in the lawsuit as “Jane Doe,” recently enlisted L.A. social media litigation attorney Robert Tauler to file suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Doe is a 21-year-old model who initially hired Unruly to help build her social media presence before realizing that the agency was actually causing irreparable harm to her brand.

Disturbing Allegations in Legal Action Involving Social Media Talent Agencies Unruly and Behave

Jane Doe’s lawsuit alleges that both Unruly Agency and Behave Agency (a spin-off agency for smaller influencers) use shady business practices to take advantage of young models and online influencers looking for assistance with marketing and reaching their fans through subscription-only services such as OnlyFans.

The following are just a few of the illegal actions that Unruly Agency has been accused of in the Jane Doe lawsuit:

  • Posting an illicit video of the model to the public section on her OnlyFans page. The nude video was later leaked all over the internet.
  • Posting a “private” photograph of the model on someone else’s OnlyFans account.
  • Changing the model’s online payment information and rerouting OnlyFans income from her bank account to the agency’s bank accounts.
  • Threatening to ruin the model financially when she attempted to leave the agency.

Doe’s attorney, Robert Tauler, said that the people running Unruly and Behave “are basically pimps” who try to squeeze as much money as possible out of social media influencers. Tauler noted that in his client’s case, Unruly Agency even included a provision that allowed the company to take out a life insurance policy on the young model – something that Tauler had never encountered before in his legal career.

Despite the obvious allure of hiring a high-profile agency like Unruly, doing so could ultimately be harmful to a social media influencer’s career, financial bottom line, and emotional wellbeing. That’s one reason why it can be highly beneficial to consult with a qualified social media lawyer before signing any contract with an agency.

Contact the Los Angeles Social Media Litigators at Tauler Smith LLP

Tauler Smith LLP is a Los Angeles law firm that represents clients nationwide in social media litigation, business fraud disputes, and intellectual property matters. If you are a social media influencer who has been victimized by a talent agency, our experienced attorneys may be able to help you. Call 310-590-3927 or submit the firm’s contact form.

Daily Beast

Model Accuses Unruly Agency of Exposing Her Nudes & Threatening Her

Daily Beast

Unruly Agency reps some of the biggest influencers on Instagram and OnlyFans. But content creators are warning others to stay far away, and one model is suing the agency.

With the likes of influencer Tana Mongeau, YouTuber Daisy Keech, Too Hot to Handle cast member turned TikTok provocateur Harry Jowsey, the Clermont Twins, and dozens of other social media stars and models on its roster, the Unruly Agency seems to be the place that could take an influencer’s brand to new heights.

But clients and contractors who worked with Unruly and Behave Agency—Unruly’s spinoff for smaller influencers—are warning others against signing with either of the firms, citing sketchy business practices and a ruthless cash-grab attitude.

Read the full article on The Daily Beast.