Terry Richardson Discusses Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Photographer Terry Richardson has opened up about the numerous accusations of sexual harassment which have surfaced in recent years. 48-year-old Richardson has photographed the world’s biggest celebrities and can put Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as just a couple of the glossy magazines he has worked with on his resume.  Over the past decade models have been coming out of the woodwork, claiming that Richardson abused his position and made them do things for shoots that they felt uncomfortable with.

Terry Richardson Sexual Harrassment AccusationsTerry Richardson has always denied claims that he sexually harrassed young models he worked with

Richardson spoke to New York Magazine: “It was never just me and a girl ever. It was always assistants, or other people around, or girls brought friends over to hand out. It was very daytime, no drugs, no alcohol. It was a happening, there was energy, it was fun, it was exciting, making these strong images, and that’s what it was. People collaborating and exploring sexuality and taking pictures.”

MORE: British model Emma Appleton claimed she was propositioned by Terry Richardson in exchange for high-profile work

Richardson is known for his sexually explicit work, which often features the models and himself in various states of undress. Despite more models coming forward to accuse him of untoward behaviour, Richardson has always denied their claims and his employees have come to his defence as well.

Terry Richardson Sexual Harrassment AccusationsRichardson has spoken to New York Magazine about the mounting accusations of sexual harrassment

 

The photographer continued: “I don’t have any regrets about the work at all. 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. They don’t do pictures like that again…I’m OK with myself and everything, and that to me is the most important thing.”

MORE: Vogue editors cut ties with Terry Richardson


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