The last two “Butt Squad” models have finally been freed from their Dubai jail “hell” two weeks after they were arrested.
Ukrainian Vogue model Evgenia Taran, 21, and another model named Anastasia are back in Kyiv following their arrest on April 5 by United Arab Emirates (UAE) police.
They were arrested after footage of over a dozen women posing naked at an apartment in the city’s upscale Marina neighbourhood, went viral.
Dubai police said they arrested a “group of people who appeared in an indecent video” on charges of public debauchery.
Model Evgenia called herself a “survivor” as she left Dubai while it is known that Anastasia had contracted COVID-19 so was held until she was over the infection, The Sun reports.
Both women were in the group of 20-plus models invited on the scandalous trip by Ukrainian playboy organiser Vitaliy Grishin, 41, who remains in custody in Dubai.
Grishin, who also holds a US passport, was previously pictured with a string of famous names including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, and Sylvester Stallone.
It was not immediately clear if Grishin remained in detention but he had been tipped to face a sentence of one and a half years over the scandal.
Evgenia admitted she was filmed at the same piano in a luxury Dubai apartment that Grishin had played when he was surrounded by 20 naked women, mostly from Ukraine.
She told her followers she had been locked up for 14 days over the naked picture, longer than all but one of the other women.
“The light was on 24/7 and there was endless knocking air conditioning,” she said.
“The lack of toilet paper, spoons, and human attitude from employees goes without saying.
“But the most terrible thing is ignorance, because your questions are not answered, and they allow you to contact the world according to their mood, and for money.”
She said: “The only thing that saved me there were the books I somehow managed to beg for.”
Other models released earlier said they were treated like “animals”.
The women were accused of offending public decency, and have been banned from Gulf countries for at least five years.
Photographer Alexander Ten flew out to Russia before Dubai police started rounding up the participants.
He is described as wanted by law enforcement in the UAE.
Several Russian models escaped from Dubai before police rounded up the participants.
The Ukrainian-American organiser of the controversial shoot – Grechin – is believed to be still in custody in Dubai, amid fears he faces up to 18 months in jail.
And a Russian IT company boss Alexey Kontsov, 33, who allegedly posted pictures of the stunt is also thought to still be in custody.
Speaking to Russian news outlet Life, Ten admitted he shot the balcony pics – but blamed Grechin for the scandal.
“I do not know that I am wanted in Dubai,” he said.
“I did not offer anything. I am an ordinary photographer. This was a special shoot for Vitaliy Grechin and his needs.
“I was told to arrive at the appointed time and place and take pictures of the girls, so I arrived. I was personally hired by Grechin.”
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