Caters news agency denies being behind 'Glittery March for Consent'

Caters news agency denies being behind 'Glittery March for Consent'
Photo credit: Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller via Caters News Agency

A British news agency has denied being part of the "Glittery March for Consent" after the march's organiser said the news agency "founded" the event.

The Wireless reports Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, 20, said the idea for the march had been initiated by Caters following a groping scandal involving her at Rhythm and Vines.

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller was groped by an unnamed man at the festival and footage of her attacking him in response went viral worldwide.

The footage was licensed by Caters, meaning Ms Anello-Kitzmiller received money for the footage and news outlets would have to pay Caters to use it in articles.

After the footage was bought, Ms Anello-Kitzmiller said Caters suggested she make a series of other videos to sell them and eventually the idea for the march was born.

According to Ms Anello-Kitzmiller, originally Caters asked her to walk down Queen St with body paint and, when she refused, it was suggested she walk with some friends, which she also declined.

"Again I told them no, that their intentions didn't correlate with my own. That if they truly wanted to make a difference there would be a march or a protest," she said.

"That's how the idea came about."

Caters told The Wireless it had plans to shoot photos and video for the march, but denied being involved in the founding.

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