It’s coming to my attention that more and more models are cutting ties with Tabetha Jones and Phoenix Fire publishing due to either inappropriate behavior on her part or a dawning awareness of her lack of professionalism in business practices and/or experience in the field of photography. In short, they’re catching on, too. Just like the authors.
Yet, even though the models have cut ties with her, Tabetha throws their names out in association with her and her company, acting as if there’s nothing they can do about it because she’s already got the pictures. She thinks she can use the pictures, and the models’ names, because of whatever contract they signed and there’s nothing they can do but eat it.
Just like the authors Tabetha screws over with her illegal company, the models can take their work and walk away. PHOENIX FIRE PUBLISHING IS NOT A LEGAL COMPANY. That means that their CONTRACTS DO NOT LEGALLY EXIST.
Models, if Phoenix Fire publishing is not the sort of (illegal) company with which you want yourself, your image or your reputation associated, you are not legally or morally obligated to let her use any images you don’t want her to. She does not own them, or any rights to use them. You can demand them back and refuse to let her print them on her books, her social media or her websites. It’s your image and your reputation. You don’t have to let them be sullied by an association with the likes of Tabetha Jones. Tell her not to use them, and if she does it anyway, report her for pirating your intellectual property, theft, and anything else you can think of
You can tear up your contract. Turn it into confetti or make paper planes, if you wish. Maybe use it for kindling.
Walk away. Save yourself.
If you know any of the models she uses, please feel free to share this link with them so that they can find out that they don’t have to be her victims any more than the authors do. Let’s help the models too, the way we’ve come together to help authors.