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Cara Delevingne for Chanel AW14
Cara Delevingne for Chanel AW14

Cara Delevingne speaks out on sexual harassment in fashion

The model-turned-actress accuses some male photographers of entering the industry ‘because of the girls’

Cara Delevingne struggles to hide her disdain for the fashion industry. Working as a model reportedly made her “feel a bit hollow” and even gave her stress-related psoriasis – despite a reported £6,500-a-day salary. Now, there’s another problem she wants to talk about. In an interview with the Times, the recently-retired model has spoken out about sexual harrassment in the industry.

“I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick,” she says. “It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. (We’re talking about) young girls. You start when you are really young and you do, you get subjected to…not great stuff.”

“I think you get that (sexual harassment) in every industry,” she continues. “I don’t think it’s just modelling, although I think it’s worse in modelling. There are male photographers who go into it purely because of the girls.”

As a vocal advocate for LGBT rights, it’s no surprise when Delevingne goes on to say she will stand up herself, and others. “If there is injustice I will flip out. If someone is crossing a line, they will know about it and so will everyone else. I'm not about brushing things under the carpet.”