The update to this story is that Ataui was finally found in a New York hospital after 12 days of being gone with no trace. She was in the hospital under another name. The question is why? We can infer that she did not want to be found, that she was ready to give it all up and just disappear.
Deng has walked the runway for the likes of L’Wren Scott, Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler, she has been in Teen Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Her stats are pretty impressive, she was on her way up but recently according to her boyfriend, she had been acting strange, missing bookings and the night she actually went missing he was the last to see her.
They were at a party at The Attic in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, he had organised the party the night she went missing.
Around midnight, he says, “I walked outside with her. I gave her my keys, she didn’t want them. She’s just standing there. I was working, I had to go back inside.”
Now I am no cop but if you asked me the buck stops with him, he organised the party she was attending and clearly she needed him at the time but he had to go inside because he “was working”.
Then he waited four days and went to the police, but social media was already buzzing with questions about her disappearance. Former model Ajak Deng, Rihanna, and former top chef consultant Roble Ali, all took to twitter and Instagram asking for the public’s help in locating the model.
We will see how this story ends, hopefully Ataui will get some help with whatever it is that is troubling her, so that she can continue to enjoy her career if she so chooses.
In the mean time, the NYPD should question her boo again, he seems way too nonchalant about this situation. What kind of PR person doesn’t know where their client slash girlfriend is for 3 to 4 days at a time, AND they live together. Fishy I tell ya!