BBC News reports that 11 models from Ukraine – with some outlets reporting 40 models in total – have been arrested along with Russian photographer, Alexey Kontsov for what has been described as a “lewd” photoshoot on an apartment balcony in Dubai. The models face up to six months in prison with the photographer who organised the shoot potentially facing 18 months.
They were caught due to video footage being posted to social media by the photographer. It is believed that he initially told police that he was watching from a nearby apartment and not involved in the shoot but made the “fatal mistake” of posting the video online – a potential crime in the UAE. But videos and photos show footage from inside the apartment and on the balcony with the models, too.