It looks like Terry Richardson is finally getting into some hot water
Terry Richardson, the photographer at the center of many sexual harassment and assault allegations in the fashion industry, has been blacklisted by Conde Nast International, the parent company of Vogue, GQ, Glamour, and many other leading magazines. This news comes on the coattails of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment allegations rocking Hollywood over the last month.
This report is coming out of The Daily Telegraph, which has seen an email from a Conde Nast International executive that explicitly requests all of its ‘country presidents’ kill all planned projects with Richardson and to substitute any already commissioned material with other options. The email went out to the subsidiaries on Monday morning, while contract negotiations with Richardson were ongoing, after the allegations against Richardson resurfaced.
It’s notable that this has finally happened, as many has been calling for Richardson to be run out of the industry for years, but the outcry was never enough to bring any major fashion magazines to actually cut ties with the 52 year old photographer. For his part, Richardson responded to the resurfacing claims against him in a letter published on the Huffington Post this past Friday, in which he did as he has always done – denied any and all wrong doing, saying that any collaborations were between consenting adults, and that he received the necessary releases for them all.
If anything, this story is proof that you can only run from something for so long, and eventually it catches up with you. In the Weinstein case it was apparently an open secret in Hollywood, but with Richardson it was a much more public story, and in both cases, neither man could outrun their demons forever.
You can check out the full story over on The Daily Telegraph.