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Natalie Morales Calls Out ‘Disgusting’ Photographer Who Took Upskirt Red Carpet Photos

Morales is speaking out after photos of her "wardrobe malfunction" on the "Battle of the Sexes" red carpet were purposely staged by a photographer.

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales

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Natalie Morales is speaking out against a photographer who manufactured a “wardrobe malfunction” by taking upskirt photos of her on the red carpet of “Battle of the Sexes.” Morales stars in the film as tennis player Rosie Casals and attended the September 16 premiere in Los Angeles where the incident occurred. The actress took to Twitter to explain what really happened, and although she doesn’t say the photographer by name, she does powerfully explain her side of the story.

“So someone sent me photos of me having what they called a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ at last weekend’s premiere of Battle of the Sexes, which was one of the happiest moments of my life thus far,” Morales tweeted.
“These are pictures they PURPOSELY took up my skirt TO GET A SHOT of my vag.”

She explains the photographer was not paparazzi but was instead a professional who was being paid to take photos of celebrities walking the red carpet. “These are photogs who go to red carpets to take photos of women,” she said, “to what, embarrass them? Because they have bodies under clothes?”

Morales is known as the star of ABC Family’s “The Middleman” and has appeared on “White Collar,” “The Grinder,” and “Parks and Recreation.” Her supporting performance in “Battle of the Sexes” is one of her most prominent film roles to date. You can read the actress’ Twitter thread in full below.

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