The Lingerie Addict Does Not Hire Models from Craigslist.

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Lately, I’ve been made aware of something very disturbing, and, to be perfectly honest, downright sickening.

Someone who goes by the name Tom Slew (Skype Name: tom.slew1), is pretending to be affiliated with The Lingerie Addict in order to get women to send him nude, topless, and lingerie-clad photos.



This person is posting multiple ads all over the country all with the same script: send photos, talk on Skype, show your breasts, and, if he likes them, get paid for a topless shoot. So far, I’ve heard from models in Georgia, Arizona, and Texas and discovered identical advertisements to the ones reported for the states of Missouri and California.

In every communication, this person says his website is The Lingerie Addict. When questioned about his affiliation with the site, he then claims to be my spouse. If the model believes him, he insists on needing to see her dress and undress in front of the camera to know if she’s a ‘good fit’ for the job. During the conversation, he promises to pay her $200 for lingerie photos, and $500 for topless pictures.

One of the ads. The text reads: " We are currently looking for girls between 18 - 45 for some lingerie modeling for our website. All ethnicities and sizes are welcome to apply. No modeling experience needed but is a plus. Pay will vary for each girl but minimum is $200 per shoot. Reply with pictures and contact info, a Skype video interview will then be scheduled. Thanks. "

One of the ads. The text reads: ” We are currently looking for girls between 18 – 45 for some lingerie modeling for our website. All ethnicities and sizes are welcome to apply. No modeling experience needed but is a plus. Pay will vary for each girl but minimum is $200 per shoot. Reply with pictures and contact info, a Skype video interview will then be scheduled. Thanks. “

Let me be perfectly clear: I would never, EVER do this. Nor would my husband. Nor would anyone associated with my site.

The Lingerie Addict does not hire models from Craigslist. The Lingerie Addict does not interview models via Skype. The Lingerie Addict does not ask people to get naked on a webcam for a prospective modeling job.

In all honesty, we’re not hiring any models at all right now for anything. Even if we were, they would not be topless or erotic models. Nor we would ask to see your bare breasts or naked body (no reputable photographer or agency would, by the way… these requests during an “interview” should always be considered a red flag). There is no Tom Slew who works with me or for me, and there never has been.

Furthermore, if you’re ever wondering if a model advertisement claiming to be from The Lingerie Addict is legit, you can always write to me directly at cora[at]thelingerieaddict.com or get in touch with me on any of my social platforms (Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram). I will always answer these types of questions. Always.

The Lingerie Addict does not employ or solicit models via Craigslist or any other job site or forum. Please be suspicous of anyone claiming to be affiliated with the site. If you receive a suspicious email, you can always write to me directly at cora@thelingerieaddict.com with concerns.

The Lingerie Addict does not employ or solicit models via Craigslist or any other job site or forum. Please be suspicious of anyone claiming to be affiliated with the site. If you receive a suspicious email, you can always write to me directly at cora@thelingerieaddict.com with concerns.

If you’ve received any type of communication from Tom Slew, up to and including a request for photos, please forward those emails, Skype messages, text messages, and other materials directly to me at cora[at]thelingerieaddict.com. If someone who isn’t going by Tom Slew has been requesting nude photos of you under our name, please notify me about that as well.

Your information will not be shared publicly. However I am currently building a fraud and online impersonation case with my attorney, and any and all information we receive will help with that. In addition, I will be contacting the Washington State Attorney General, as I also have concerns this individual may be soliciting nude photos from minors.

I won’t mince words here — I am horrified, appalled, and disgusted that someone would use the name of this site to victimize and exploit women. It makes the bile rise in the back of my throat. I feel nauseous. I hate that we live in a world where predators and creeps will say anything to victimize people. I hate that the relatively safe space we’ve built here together is being perverted by a sick misogynist to gratify his appetite for non-consensual pornography. And make no mistake, this is a form of sexual assault. There are a plenty of pictures of topless women on the internet. For this individual, the point is all about the lying, the deception, and the false promises. Violating boundaries without consent is the goal. Exploiting someone against their will is the objective. The nudity is a means to that end.

To anyone who’s been affected by this, I’m so sorry that you’ve been deceived and defrauded through the illegitimate use of The Lingerie Addict name. My heart gets broken all over again every time I get an email from one of you because it’s just terrifying that someone would abuse your trust in this way. As I said earlier, if you’ve been contacted by Tom Slew (or one of his aliases), please send those communications to me. My attorneys and I are actively building a case, and we will be working to penalize this individual (or individuals) for the maximum amount of damages allowable by law.

Thank you, as always, for being part of what makes The Lingerie Addict so amazing. I’m sorry to have had to disrupt the flow of our usual content with this message, but I felt it couldn’t wait. Please be safe.

With love,

Cora

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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

15 Comments on this post

  1. Michele says:

    To learn that someone is trying to lure women into a world of opportunity by sending these photos and using your name on craigslist is ghastly! Thank you for sharing this information with all of us!

  2. Jenni R. says:

    Really disgusting. Thx so much for publicizing this so no girls do something stupid and believe this low life.

  3. marlo j syracuse says:

    This is so not cool. I’m sorry something like this is happening to you and your wonderful site. It seems like you’ve already taken this in hand and may it be resolved soon with somebody being held accountable.

  4. cat says:

    I am devastated and angered to hear that this is happening. This is one of the negative things that comes out the internet. I hope no one is falling for it but this Tom guy sounds like he is taking advantage of the internet environment out there today. So many girls want to be “models” or famous.

  5. Crazygemini12 says:

    This is so gross. I’m sorry you have to deal with it, and I’m sorry for anyone unfortunate enough to deal with Tom Slew.

  6. wendybien says:

    Ugh how awful, I’m so sorry this is happening. I hope this guy gets what’s coming to him ASAP.

  7. KathTea says:

    This is terrible. It disgusts me whenever I hear about these sickos taking advantage inexperienced/aspiring models. I often hear about these things from others, so much so it is assumed that “topless webcam auditions” is a standard! I will be sure to signal boost this on Tumblr.

    • KathTea says:

      Just to clarify, a real agent or audition would require “snapshots” often clothed but occasionally in plain coloured lingerie or bikinis. If you look it up, it’s far from sexual, it’s very straightforward “mugshot” styled images, not sexy at all! If you’re unsure, always do a reference check. If you’re still not sure, ask a friend, fellow model, etc.

  8. For anyone who will have sent him images… Do a “reverse lookup” to find how they are being used.
    https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/1325808?hl=en

    This is a nightmare. It might be helpful to those who have responded to this “man” (sorry but what ever this thing is it is NOT a man) to work together to get him stopped and pool resources on getting images taken down.

  9. Sarah says:

    A quick Google of his Skype username, and the top result is a website where he’s asking for ‘submissive girls’ to ‘serve him on Skype’- definitely not a model agent for TLA! Sorry that so many people are having to go through this, including you and your spouse Cora! Hope this gets settled soon.

  10. Liz says:

    This is dreadful and I appreciate the heads-up. But I don’t think this post is showing up on the main site — that seems like something you will probably want to address?

    • Cora says:

      How do you mean “the main site?” This is our main site. Are you thinking of another url?

      • Thursday says:

        Since the site layout updated, I’ve seen issues with the home page showing the latest posts – for about two weeks, nothing new showed up, then it was fixed. The past few days I’m again not seeing new posts on the home page. I’ve had to go through my reader to access new posts, including this one.

        This is a horrible situation to uncover and as nasty an experience as it’s likely to be, you have all our support in tackling this.

        • Cora says:

          Thank you for describing the problem. That bug wasn’t appearing on my end, so I appreciate you letting me know. Will be looking into this now.

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