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A young ballerina who is suing the New York City Ballet and her dancer ex over claims he swapped naked photos of her with male colleagues told on Friday how she first uncovered the sick messages by logging onto his laptop.
Alexandra Waterbury, 19, accuses Chase Finlay, 28, of secretly photographing and filming their sexual encounters and sharing the files without her consent. She alleges his actions were part of a 'fraternity-like atmosphere' at the institution that tolerated the abuse of women.
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Waterbury told Good Morning America she was staying at Finlay's house when found a raft of sordid exchanges on his computer after logging in using a password he gave her. '[They] were just really misogynistic and vulgar and just cruel. It was a lot to take in,' she said.
The dancer said she had grown up 'idolizing' Finlay, who is seven years older than her, but shortly after they started dating he became 'abusive in every way - physically, emotionally, mentally. He was really manipulative,' she said.
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Waterbury was staying at Finlay's apartment one morning after he had left at 4am for work when she used his computer to check her emails.
'The first thing that popped up was an unsaved number with some pretty descriptive language,' she said. 'That just wasn't OK. I was just like, "What is this?" and it just got worse and worse.'
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When Waterbury confronted him about the alleged messages and images he had 'nothing to say', she said. The ballerina claims she shared them with other dancers, employees, NYC Ballet donors and even a sex trafficker, according to a complaint obtained by Dailymail.com.
The ballerina said she was also angry at New York City Ballet for not offering an apology. 'They could address the situation at least,' she said.
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The lawsuit quoted an unnamed top donor texting Finlay: 'we should...
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