Amber Rose Was Being Used to Lure Models in an Internet Prostitution Scam

And today in weird, upsetting news: unbeknownst to her, Amber Rose was being used to lure models into an Internet prostitution scam, and she is not happy about it.

The LAPD is currently investigating a company looking to hire models “for a paid celebrity photoshoot and clothing line.” Using an Instagram ad post to solicit aspiring models, the company then told the models that Rose was one of the people involved in the hiring process, essentially using her as bait.

But it gets worse. To scam models into thinking they’re authentic, the company would use old video footage from Rose’s Ustream account during their Facetime sessions to make it look like she was on the other end of the line. During the call, she has a bad connection, and eventually the call fails.

Models were told they’d be going on dates with wealthy men, and that if they were “intimate” with them, it would help them and their career in the long run (the latter of which was said via text message).

Rose announced on Twitter:

A source working with Rose on a “legitimate project” told GossipCop that she is “upset anyone would do this kind of thing in the first place” to women, and “feels sorry” for anyone who was tricked.

Suspicious of the company’s activities as a prostitution ring, one of the models filed a police report on Monday (August 17, 2015), so the LAPD has just begun investigating. No word yet on whether or not Rose is taking legal action.

TMZ also found the video footage they used to authenticate Rose’s association.

[TMZ]

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