Fashion magazines Vogue, GQ, and Vanity Fair, banned legendary photographer, Terry Richardson, from working with the companies after the resurfacing of the sexual assault allegations against him. The Telegraph acquired an email sent to Conde Nast International staff on the 23rd of October, from Vice President of Vogue, James Woolhouse.
It read that the company is no longer interested in working with the photographer Terry Richardson. Additionally, the organization stated that any ongoing projects associated with Terry should be “killed or substituted with other material.”
The 52-year-old is known for sexually explicit photographs as well as the video of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” However, back in 2014, many women who have worked with Richardson came out to accuse him of sexual assault, harassment, and some even alleged rape.
In a letter published in The Huffington Post, Richardson stated, “I give everyone that I work with enough respect to view them as having ownership of their free will and making their decisions accordingly.”
Terry continued by saying it is “unfortunate” that individuals have targeted him with “revisionist history.” There haven’t been any new allegations against the photographer lately, but The Telegraph resurfaced the claims due to the resurgence of interest in sexual assault, harassment, and rape.
A spokesperson for Richardson said to Buzzfeed that Terry is an artist who is known by the fashion community for his sexually explicit material and most of the professional interactions are “sexual and explicit in nature.”
As you know by now, conversations regarding sexual assault, harassment, and rape are dominating the headlines recently due to the allegations of rape and harassment against Hollywood figures like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. Since The New York Times published their exposé indicting the now-disgraced producer, many other women have accused men such as James Toback.