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Agency sues rival for ‘poaching’ rising model Meghan Roche

A modeling agency has filed a $500,000 Manhattan lawsuit against a rival company, saying it poached up-and-coming model Meghan Roche in violation of her contract. The 18-year-old model — who has been featured in a Givenchy ad campaign and walked the runway for labels including Fendi and Alexander Wang — began working with Men Women NY Management Inc. in 2016 and had a contract with them through 2021, court papers say. But Roche’s mother “abruptly” cancelled with the company April 15, and rival agency IMG Models, LLC, has since reached out asking questions about Roche and offered to split Roche’s commissions, according to Women Management’s Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. Roche — who was named in a February 2018 New Y ...