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A closed Facebook group launched...

Drew Catherine has had countless uncomfortable encounters with photographers in her three years working as a freelance model in Toronto. The year-old said stories from other Toronto-based models are "heart-wrenching" and speak of "rape, of abuse, photographers selling their images without permission, taking photos of them in dressing rooms.

Closed Facebook groups have become...

Catherine, who often poses semi-nude, was so fed up with the constant harassment — as well as photographers withholding photos or not paying her — that she started the Facebook group Toronto-Ontario Photographer Reviews. At the beginning of her career, she modelled with an agency that she says provided something of a safety blanket.

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