WARNING: This post contains graphic language
For several years, Terry Richardson drags behind a bad reputation , built on evidence , sometimes very explicit , revealed by models with whom he worked . The last could cause his fall . In addition to inappropriate behavior , the 48-years-old photographer could be charged with sexual blackmail …
It was the British model, Emma Appleton that reopened the sexual scandals which surrounds Richardson. Last Sunday, April 20, the young woman posted on her Twitter account (since deactivated) a screenshot of a Facebook message sent by an account, perhaps artificial, on behalf of Terry Richardson. It reads: “If I can f..k you, I will booke in New York for a shoot for Vogue.” Later, Emma wrote: “The industry is rotten I’m a model for five years and have never seen that before … I’m starting to regret having posted this … No matter who you are or the industry in which you work, I am just a decent human being. The fact that people find this acceptable makes me mad. ”
Naturally, the authenticity of the author of the Facebook account form where it was sent the message is questioned. Candice Marks , a press rep of Terry Richardson , told Buzzfeed that “This is obviously fake. Terry did not send this text.” Like she would say : ” Oooppss he did it again.”
Vogue’s Director of Communications, Hildy Kuryk said, in a statement : “The last assignment Terry Richardson had for US Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future.”
Visibly overwhelmed by the turn the events took Emma Appleton wrote and published on Monday, April 21 , on her Instagram account “I do not want all the attention I have no desire to become famous , not even a little. If the account is a fake, it is deleted if it is true, then [ Terry Richardson ] is an ugly be … If this is true, it should not be hidden, there too vulnerable young girls whose industry can be abused … ”
This is not the first time that Terry Richardson is at the heart of a controversy . Before Emma Appleton, a named Charlotte Waters recounted her experience with the photographer : “ So eventually all my clothes were off, and he’s still taking pictures. Then he comes over and asks me to hold the top of his jeans while he takes pictures pointing down. At this moment, things were starting to go in a direction that wasn’t good, but for some reason, I still had a lot of trust in whatever he told me to do, so I just did it. But then he had me unbutton his pants, and he took his penis out, and it was all completely downhill from there.. ”
On the many scandals he is subject , Terry Richardson replied: “I chose to primarily ignore a cycle of Internet gossip and false accusations against me,” he wrote in an open letter.”I felt that to dignify them with a response was a betrayal of my work and my character.When these allegations resurfaced over the past few months, they seemed especially vicious and distorted, becoming nothing more than an emotionally-charged witch hunt.People have become comfortable concocting hate-filled and libelous tales. In writing this, I make a humble attempt at correcting these rumors.”
Evidence of the unhealthy tendencies of Terry Richardson are always multipling, but the photographer signed within the agency Art Partner has never faced the court . Close to stars like Lady Gaga , Kate Moss and Jared Leto , requested by the biggest brands and the most prestigious fashion magazines , he continues to practice under the appalled eyes of women who accuse him .
We are waiting for the moment when the fashion industry will open its eyes and will stop giving jobs to this guy. If he wanna be a porn photographer that’s ok , we wish him luck but to hide behind his position as a high fashion photographer to satisfy his sick fantasies it is not right.