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newsNews24 reports that a Cape Town-based model who was caught on a CCTV camera inappropriately touching a waitress at a local restaurant, has lost his representation at not one but two modelling agencies.  

This after the footage of the incident, which happened on Friday night, went viral.  The distressed waitress exposed the man, identified as Reyn du Preez, by posted the clip on Facebook.  She thanked Du Preez's friends who reportedly intervened by stopping him when he allegedly continued to "insult" and "humiliate" the waitress after groping her.  Du Preez released a public apology to the waitress on Instagram, saying he was "ashamed" of his actions and declaring the incident "a moment of bad character under the influence of alcohol".  The German-based modelling agency MODELWERK, where Du Preez worked, issued a statement on Monday indicating that it had terminated his representation with the agency with immediate effect.  Du Preez's "professional relationship" with local agency Boss Models SA has also been terminated with immediate effect.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Amy Gibbings and view the video clip at News24

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