A Toronto man was arrested Saturday after a model who was auditioning for a commercial for an online company alleged that she found a camera in her change room while undressing. A source told The Associated Press that Matthew Haberecht — who is employed at a home health care agency — has been charged with producing and possessing child pornography. In a statement, the Executive Director of Sue M.B.’s Promotions, The Learning Lab, Inc., Dave Hanke, said: “This is quite disturbing and beyond horrifying. My wife and I are both horrified and our hearts and prayers go out to the young woman involved. There are no words for this sort of betrayal of trust. It is downright despicable.” Haberecht, who was not performing for the company, told police that he “placed the device in the stall and concealed it,” according to the Toronto Star. Women have been known to have their bras photographed by self-stabilizing cameras that they believe are trying to hide, since the ballasts of bras are designed to slide along their back for the bra to move. This is not the first time that sex work has made headlines this year. Earlier this month, a man was charged with trying to stage his wife’s extramarital affair. In March, a representative of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) announced that it would be changing the rules about on-stage cameramen, in light of how different media organizations are responding to the #MeToo movement. (Just look at the attention that Angela Merkel has received for looking at her phone when she was to meet with her Spanish counterpart.) “A lot of people have questioned what that does to the Cannes Film Festival,” said Frederique Jeuens, VIFF’s director of event and public relations. “Everybody wants to have their picture taken. So that can get too extravagant. Sometimes, having a bit of the dress tucked away for that moment feels right.”
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