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Playboy model victim of revenge porn after being secretly recorded engaging in sex act

Crime WorldBy Shuki Byrne
Horror: Summers said she was unaware she was being filmed by Faruk
Horror: Summers said she was unaware she was being filmed by Faruk

A playboy model has become the victim of revenge porn after being secretly filmed performing engaging in a sex act with a self-style PR executive.

April Summers has spoken of her horror after she became the subject of an attempted blackmail by the man who secretly recorded her. 

Summers, who is reportedly friends with Hollywood star Sean Bean, was secretly filmed by Naushad Faruk during a fake photoshoot in January 2013.

The 27-year-old was convinced by Faruk, from Berkshire in the UK, to strip for a fake shoot for Loaded magazine by the cameraman. 

Faruk even fooled her by inviting a photographer and a stylist to the shoot to boost the authenticity of the scam. Unbeknownst to Summer she was actually being filmed by Faruk as she engaged in a sex act. 

She has spoken of her disgust at seeing the footage after it was posted to her Facebook page. 

"He was trying to blackmail me with his grubby tape. I retched as I registered what I was watching," she said. 

Faruk sent a link to a video with the message: 'TBC [To be continued]. What happens next to up to you," he added. 

The pair had struck up a relationship two years previously at a Playboy Magazine shoot and the pair had began to attend showbiz events together.

After a time his behaviour became more erratic, she explained. He lavished various gifts upon her, including a puppy, and even got her face tattooed on his arm. 

"He’d leave me endless voicemails and messages demanding I go out with him," she said. "I’d come home to find him parked outside my house with bags and designer jewellery. I never accepted them – I found it all so creepy.

"After he was arrested, police even found a shrine to me made up of posters and other objects with my picture on in his bedroom in his mum’s house."

She immediately phoned police after Faruk sent the video link to her. They eventually discovered he had also filmed her undressing at the fake photo shoot.

"I was terrified to leave my house for months after the shoot. I felt I couldn’t trust anybody and had to take medication to cope," she said.

"In the end it all became too much and I went to stay in Italy. I felt safer being out of the country."

In March of this year Faruk appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court where he was convicted of three counts of voyeurism and two of perverting the course of justice, which pertained to comments he made on Twitter during the course of the trial.

He was jailed for a total 42 months and issued with a 12-year restraining order against Miss Summers and another woman.

Since the trial finished Summers decided to waive her right to anonymity to warn aspiring models of the darker side of the industry.

"It’s not always as glamorous as it appears on the outside,’ she said. ‘There are plenty of people who’ll prey on vulnerable young women who want to be in the spotlight.

"Don’t be afraid to call the police as soon as you feel afraid of someone. It’s better to deal with it at the start before it starts to spiral and you lose control of yourself and the situation.
 
"I’m proud I found the courage to help put him behind bars and stop him putting other women through the same ordeal."