The Untitled Magazine would like to clarify that the photo shoot with actress Ruby Rose, which took place on April 13, 2015 and the interview, which was completed on June 12, 2015 for an inside feature in the #GirlPower Issue of The Untitled Magazine, were with full consent of the actress and her PR team. The Instagram post was the first time we heard any concerns from her or her team regarding the photos that were taken.
The Untitled Magazine would never publish unauthorized photos of talent we are profiling in the magazine. The photo shoot was an original production for the magazine’s “Girl Power” themed print edition, which was photographed exclusively by female photographers and written exclusive by female journalists in an effort to promote gender equality and female empowerment.
We have multiple emails from her team re-iterating how happy they were with the photo shoot, and there were no concerns over the photos or over the sheerness of the clothing raised with the magazine after the shoot took place. In an email from her PR team to The Untitled Magazine, it was stated, “Thank you again for this! She looked incredible and it was a really great team. I am thrilled and exited to see the final edit.”
Allegations that The Untitled Magazine tried to sell her photos to other publications are false, and her representatives were aware of that. The Untitled Magazine does not manage the re-sell rights to the photos. The photographer maintains the copyright of these photographs and she and her agents are the only one who can sell them.
Allegations The Untitled Magazine published “nude” or “semi-nude” photographs of the actress are false. Ruby is fully clothed throughout the photo shoot. The photo shoot was done on location in Los Angeles with a freelance photographer who oversaw the shoot and retouching of the images. An editor from the magazine was not present at the photo shoot. Ruby Rose chose to wear the sheer clothing depicted in the images at the shoot. She also agreed to have a behind the scenes video crew film the entire photo shoot, and expressed absolutely no concerns regarding how she was dressed in front of the video camera crew or to the magazine. If she relayed any concerns to the photographer or any of the team on set this was not relayed to the magazine, which is based in New York City. The magazine equally was never alerted of any concerns regarding the images after they were taken. The photographer sent the all of the images to Ms Rose’s PR team and they did not contact us with any concerns regarding the photos, clothing or shoot. We were never contacted regarding any additional retouching she or her team felt was necessary. Her PR team never asked for a photo approval contract from the magazine before the shoot nor any additional approvals to take place after the photo shoot and it was understood that everyone was happy with the shoot and the images that were taken for the magazine. Her team followed up after the shoot only stating how happy they were with the shoot and requesting information of when the issue is to be released, and to send them copies of the printed magazine.
The Untitled Magazine would never “exploit” talent we feature in the publication. We stand by our mission to feature inspirational talent for our audience of international readers. The interview with Ruby Rose was very positive and focuses on her career and feminism.
If The Untitled Magazine had known of her concerns we would have not run the photos in question. The photos are published in the print edition of the magazine which is already distributed. The allegations against the magazine have been not only a shock to our entire editorial team, but appear to have come out of nowhere, with no basis in fact, and with no correlation to any of our communications with her team or the actual shoot itself.
Under the circumstances of her accusations against the publication, we have taken down her interview from our online edition, and removed her feature from the Digital and App Editions of The #GirlPower Issue. If it was possible to remove her feature from the print edition we would have also attempted to do, but unfortunately it is not yet possible to “delete” from a printed publication.
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