Petition : Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer

Vogue, H&M, Mango, Supreme, & all other brands: Stop using alleged sex offender Terry Richardson as your photographer

Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson

More awareness needs to be brought to light that Terry Richardson is negatively influencing media  with his supposed exploit & abuse of certain models, mainstream degrading pornographic imagery, and inappropriate and unprofessional behavior. His contribution to society has a bad impact as he is being exposed to the masses with the impression of being well received while there are potentially unethical practices not being shown. Allegations and complaints have been publicised from the likes of Coco Rocha, Jamie Peck  and Danish Supermodel Rie Rasmussen against Richardson.

WHY if we are aware of these allegations are big companies STILL using Terry Richardson as a photographer and still giving him positive press if he is an ALLEDGED sex offender? These allegations need to be looked at more closely and the appropriate justice received. They should not be ignored. By continuing to employ him for editorial fashion shoots, or to run advertising campaigns shot by him is to CONDONE his behaviour. Is this a replay of the Jimmy Savile case where we only take action once the offender has deceased? Action needs to be TAKEN NOW. Surely big companies don’t want to associate themselves with the accused? In many of his images, Richardson has an amateur style of photography including girls made to look underage, hurt and exploited. We need to raise awareness and encorage these models to come forward. If these allegations are proven be to true, justice needs to be brought about.

Terry Richardson has produced countless pornographic photographs however two that particularly stand out are one of a woman in a trash can giving Richardson a sexual favour as if to suggest she is ‘garbage’ and a picture of a woman giving Richardson a sexual favour with the word ‘SLUT’ written on her forehead. Why are the big brands we buy from associating themselves with this kind of imagery?

Terry and models for Pirelli Calendar, 2010

Terry and models for Pirelli Calendar, 2010

Danish supermodel Rie Rasmussen confronted Richardson in Paris, and said he abuses his position of power within the industry to sexually harass young women with impunity. “They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves,” said Rasmussen. “I told him, ‘What you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only f*** girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue.'”

A sometime model named Jamie Peck wrote of an experience she had on a shoot with Richardson six years ago. When she said she wanted to keep her underwear on because she was menstruating, Peck says Richardson asked her to take out her tampon so he could play with it, and make “tampon tea.” He insisted on being called “Uncle Terry,” and during their shoot, Richardson unexpectedly stripped naked.

“Before I could say ‘whoa, whoa, whoa!’ dude was wearing only his tattoos and waggling the biggest dick I’d ever seen dangerously close to my unclothed person (granted, I hadn’t seen very many yet).” In Peck’s words, Richardson eventually “maneuvered” her over to a couch in his studio, where he “strongly suggested I touch his terrifying penis.” When he ejaculated, one of his assistants gave Peck a towel.

One fashion insider says agencies “know full well Richardson’s predatory behavior,” but that he “is tolerated because the industry folk are just sheep. There are only a handful of photographers who have the power, a handful of editors who have the power, and a handful of clients who have the power. Everyone else just follows this small group of people.”

Source: Jezebel

This exploitation is NOT RIGHT and shouldn’t be considered a normal part of society.



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Quotes from Terry:

“A lot of it starts with me saying to a girl, ‘Do you want to do nudes?’ And they’re like, ‘I don’t want to be naked,’” said Mr. Richardson. “So I say, ‘ I’ll be naked and you take the pictures. You can have the camera. You can have the phallus.’” Everyone, including the assistants, was always armed with a camera.

‘It’s about creating a vibe, getting people relaxed and excited. When that happens, you can do anything.’


This man creates degrading and explicit PORN yet he is still cashing in. He made over 60million dollars last year.

‘Richardson is the Jimmy Savile of the photography world- everyone knows, nobody talks’

A final note- anyone with first hand, personal experiences with Richardson, please do not hesitate to send me a message via this petition. Your experiences will remain 100% CONFIDENTIAL.



  1. darceypaulding

    Reblogged this on darceypaulding and commented:
    This is pretty despicable. By continuously supporting this man and creating a market for his services, we’re only further belittling the extent of his alleged crimes.

  2. Fashion Speaks Louder

    What a disgusting human being. It is very disappointing to know that many people are using this man for their campaigns and shoots, this needs to be looked into and it needs to stop.

  3. skytash

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hope that any girls who have suffered are being given lots of support so that a prosecution can be brought. I believe in innocent unless proven guilty and strongly encourage anyone with evidence to hand it over to the relevant authorities.

  4. Ehrenfried of South Hampton thinks he’s a perv? People are pointing fingers because he exploits women? In the fashion industry? What a shock! Richardson has worked with porn stars, rock stars and no stars. If that young woman claims he’s done something then STOP him and do not make amorphous accusations. I’ve admired Richardsons work and I think his style is not for everyone. However, I’m certain that the soft porn I’ve seen in all the fashion mags this year, especially Brazils issues, are just as graphic, the young women are just as exploited and the photographers and stylists just as enabling. Until women refuse to look at naked/half naked models spreading their legs in the name of fashion photography, as if I want to see that, not the clothing, I’ll reserve my opinion of Terry Richardson being a ‘pervert’.

  5. melissadomoraud

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I was unaware of this, and surprisingly enough, I wasn’t shocked. It is sad, really sad.

  6. Knowing well the history of this man’s work and behaviour, I was always asking myself why and why do I keep seeing his name everywhere in a positive light, why WHy WHY are there people still hiring him and models going and doing shoots with him.
    Thank you very much for writing this. It is absurd that in this century with these possibilities we are allowing a disgust and disgrace like this to thrive and more so, we are calling it art, fashion and normal.

  7. Chris Skelton

    With such a strong accusation surely this should be a police investigation not another John Galliano situation? Is it not right that your innocent until proven guilty? What if the allegations against Terry Richardson aren’t true? A man could potentially have his career destroyed over ‘allegations’, that may come to light in being lies just like they did with Michael Le Vell
    Finally what if this isn’t true and they are just models that are trying to get their break, then what? Just because somebody’s made an allegation doesn’t mean that its true, if every allegation made was thought to be true then all the tabloids would have no lawsuits against them and the News of the World wouldn’t of closed its doors.
    I think people need to think before they speak and this article trying to stop people using Terry Richardson as a photographer is absolutely ridiculous.

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  10. mathieu lavoie

    The only porn pictures I saw from him were shot with professional porn actress. Facebook confirmed that the e-mail Emma Appleton received was from a fake account. I think all the issue about this guy is only provincial prudery, or religious imbecility.

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