Terry Richardson Dismisses Sexual Assault Allegations as More Women Reveal Their Stories
Terry Richardson is speaking out about the numerous sexual assault allegations made against him, but he isn’t entirely denying anything.
The famous photographer opened up to New York magazine about his style of photography, acting horrified by the fact the he could ever be called pedophile, yet never addressing whether or not he coerced women to perform vile acts
for his own satisfaction during some of his shoots.
“I don’t have any regrets about the work at all,” he told the publication when asked if he has ever pressured models to perform these sexual acts. “But obviously I don’t ever want someone to feel like that. It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that’s also nothing to do with me. Then don’t do pictures like that again…”
He added, “I’m okay with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing.”
Emma Appleton who tweeted a screengrab of a message claiming the photographer propositioned her for sex. “If I can f*ck you I will book you in ny for a shoot for vogue,” the message read, supposedly from Terry himself.
“So corny. Ridiculous. Who talks like that?” Richardson denied any involvement and claimed the Twitter account was fake. “When people call me a pedophile and f*cking bullsh*t, that’s a horrible thing to say about someone.”
Meanwhile, another story of “Uncle Terry’s” sexual assaults surfaced today on Jezebel by a woman named Anna del Gaizo who claimed the photographer shoved his erect penis against her face and eventually into her mouth during a shoot–all while his
partner in perv assistant Leslie Lessin watched, smiled and continued taking photos.
And as one of his friends put it, “You don’t go into Terry’s studio without becoming part of Terryworld.”
That’s one place I’ll never find myself exploring… But still my question remains: how many more women need to come out with these stories before celebrities and fashion magazines stop glorifying his work?