Photographer Terry Richardson Banned From Working With Major Fashion Magazines
Infamous celeb photographer Terry Richardson has now been banned from working with major fashion magazines. The news hits as new sexual harassment claims against him have resurfaced and gained much media attention.
The bosses at Condé Nast International have told their leading fashion publications — including GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair — to ‘kill’ any upcoming shoots with the photographer. Needless to say, this is not at all the first time that Richardson has faced sexual assault claims. For many years now, he has been at the center of such rumors and claims, which he frequently denies.
Richardson’s photographs, which are published in fashion magazines around the globe, are known for their explicit and sometimes risque content. His contract arrangements with Condé Nast have been under review for the last few months. However, this latest email says that he will not be working with their titles in the near future.
“I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson,” said an email from firm's executive vice president James Woolhouse in an email to staff, according to the Daily Telegraph. “Please could you confirm that this policy will be actioned in your market effective immediately. Thank you for your support in this matter.”
In the wake of the awful Harvey Weinstein scandal, the claims made against Richardson have come to light yet again. Although no new claims have been made against the photographer, action is now being taken against him.
“I collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work, and as is typical with any project, everyone signed releases. I have never used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do,” said Richardson in a blog published by the Huffington Post.
“I give everyone that I work with enough respect to view them as having ownership of their free will and making their decisions accordingly, and as such, it has been difficult to see myself as a target of revisionist history.”
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