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16-03-2010
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I must have said something about finals, because he told me, “if you make me come, you get an A.” So I did! Pretty fast, I might add. All over my left hand. His assistant handed me a towel.
That's my favourite part. I guess they have a whole stack there. I just sit back and wait patiently for more stories of exactly that calibre to come up. I'm sure they will.

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16-03-2010
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Jezebel has now picked up the story too, with comments by a writer who is familiar with modeling shoots. She's asking for models to come forward anonymously.

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Frankly, "creep" seems inadequate to the task of describing Richardson's behavior. While it's important to note that Peck does not imply that she didn't consent to what went on with Richardson, it is troubling that she describes "zooming out" during their encounter. The environment she writes about at the studio, where she is surrounded by Richardson and his assistants, all armed with cameras (and, apparently, towels), all cheering her along, and all acting like it's the most natural thing in the world for a photographer to interrupt a shoot and demand a hand job from his model, is even more troubling. "Inappropriate" and "unprofessional" don't even begin to cover it. Given the power differential that exists between Richardson, who is old, wealthy, regarded as an artist, and vastly influential, and most of his model subjects, can the consent of these women even be said to be freely given? Richardson is a guy who publishes books with Taschen, hangs out with celebrities, and photographs the President. Peck was a "nerdy as hell" college freshman when she met him. Most professional models are even younger.
To those who would argue that any nude shoot carries an implied risk of lewd behavior on the part of the photographer, or that models should be aware of Richardson's oeuvre and avoid him if they don't like working in a sexualized environment, I say: Bull****. Nudity is common in fashion, and when the clothes come off, it doesn't denote a holiday from the responsibilities of maintaining a safe working environment. When I modeled, I shot both topless and implied nude with a variety of photographers — in fact, my first editorial shoot, for Italian Glamour, was topless — and never was I sexually harassed on a set. Nor did I expect, or feel that I deserved, to be simply because of the kind of work I was there to do. Instead, I expected those around me to not violate my dignity at work. Peck agrees that Richardson's behavior is exceptional, and crosses some clear lines. "Of all the fine folks I've frolicked au naturel for, he's the only one who's left me feeling like I needed to take two showers."
It's not terribly surprising that Peck, who describes herself as "not a model, just a vain girl with nice tits who likes to pose for the occasional cheesecake photo," is more comfortable speaking out about her experiences with Richardson than many professional models. Rie Rasmussen is one notable, and courageous, exception, but the fact of Richardson's immense power within the industry, his long-standing relationships with both influential magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue Paris, and commercial clients like Miu Miu, Gucci, and Sisley, makes it difficult for most working models to openly criticize him. Pointing out the wrongfulness of his behavior risks hurting you more than it will him. And so agencies continue sending their young charges to castings with him, in the hopes of him giving one a big break. And so magazine editors who would never for a moment consider leaving their teenage daughters alone with someone like Terry Richardson continue booking him for shoots with other people's teenage daughters.
The stories about Richardson and his disgusting behavior are legion. Do you have one? If you do, I'm listening — and I can protect your identity if you, unlike Peck and Rasmussen, don't want your name to be known. Tell me if Richardson sexually harassed you while you were working with him, if he acted in ways that made you uncomfortable, if he asked you to perform sex acts on him. Tell me how old you were, and how he made you feel. And tell me what happened if you tried to complain or resist. If enough people start speaking out about Terry Richardson, then, at the very least, the people, brands, and publications who work with him won't have the fig leaf of plausible deniability anymore. And who knows? Perhaps some of them might even think on it, and reconsider those relationships.

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16-03-2010
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This guy gives of all the vibes of a creep and a pervert.

Seriously, how are ANY of these photos artistic? It hardcore porn. The "fashion elite" is a joke sometimes.

http://marcdavignon.com/blog/wp-cont...096643105b.jpg
http://29.media.tumblr.com/dhSbp8C7i...glvqo1_500.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/jp9zpe.jpg

*Did not post the pictures because of their XX rated nature.

Isn't he engaged/dating/sleeping with that Jen Brill girl? How any woman can touch him without a ten foot pole is beyond me.

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Looks like Rie opened Pandora's Box...I predict Peck's story will not be the last to emerge as the weeks go on. I have to say, it's pretty awful. Ugh...

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I just saw the photos in #93 and I was shocked! Little wonder I always disliked his work and my worst fears are confirmed -- he IS a pervert.

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Terry Richardson takes pornographic pics. His books published by Tashen, that according to this last report seem to give him the respectability that makes women trust him, are mostly of pornographic pics where he's invariably a participant. Not exactly some dark secret he's hiding. He asked a woman he was taking provocative pics off, not some underage kid sent by an agency for a specific job, to give him a jerk in a room full of assistants and she consented. Remind me where is the story again?
That she was "nerdy", that she regretted it, that she thought it was humiliating, well she should have thought of that before, not after. I do not see in what way is that his problem.

Where are those mythical underage girls everyone has been talking about terribly abused by Terry, or even those grown woman forced to do something against their will that did not report him to the police?

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My Eyes!!! D:

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Wish I hadn't click on the links in post 93

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What I don't get in my head is why Vogue publishes pictures by a man who shoots porn. It's such a polished and classy publication. I'm disappointed in Anna each time there's an editorial by him in her magazine.

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I was pretty bummed when Abby Lee defended him a few weeks back, before this whole Rie business even started. I wonder if girls that young even know what they're defending. And would she have defended him if she knew that his work with her is what enabled him to treat other women this way?

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I love his work. And i think that Purple ed was amazing. Those are big models, people that do have a choice, so not really worried about it. And that Obama pic is the best I've seen of the President.

He photographs all sorts of people, he's the most democratic of photographers, and he doesn't take himself too seriously. As a women I do not feel at all offended by his pics, there is always a playful side to them that i find refreshing, he doesn't turn women into ethereal perfect beings, his women are made of flesh and bones and yes imperfect.

In Mary Kate's pic she looks like Mary Kate, her style is looking like some sort of junky most of the time, why should he made her look more appealing and gloss over the reality? She's exactly like that and made an adult career out of it.
Feel free to love his work. The problem isn't that his work is sub par, it's that he's using his clout to abuse people.

They are really two very different things.

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Terry Richardson takes pornographic pics. His books published by Tashen, that according to this last report seem to give him the respectability that makes women trust him, are mostly of pornographic pics where he's invariably a participant. Not exactly some dark secret he's hiding. He asked a woman he was taking provocative pics off, not some underage kid sent by an agency for a specific job, to give him a jerk in a room full of assistants and she consented. Remind me where is the story again?
That she was "nerdy", that she regretted it, that she thought it was humiliating, well she should have thought of that before, not after. I do not see in what way is that his problem.

Where are those mythical underage girls everyone has been talking about terribly abused by Terry, or even those grown woman forced to do something against their will that did not report him to the police?
I think the story is that it is unprofessional for a photographer to solicit sex from his subjects regardless of whether they consent or not. Name one profession where this type of behavior is appropriate? . I doubt the occasion mentioned in the article is his one and only time doing that. His assistant had towels ready which shows this is something Terry does all the time with his subjects. A model should be able to turn up to a shoot without the expectation that she must sexually satisfy the photographer

It has already been said that no model is going to report him because he is so well-connected-- and protected it seems- within the industry that a model risks hurting her own career more than his.

It's disappointing how so many people in the fashion industry support --and reward-- this type of clearly unethical behavior.

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post #93 nasty nasty nasty I always disliked his work and i don´t understand how he can have as much success...

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I can't believe several people in this thread have pulled the "Why come down on Terry when others in the industry do similiar?" defense, as though we should either go after everyone at the same time or no one at all? It's like the Polanski argument melted with naysayers to Americans adopting non-American children.

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I think the story is that it is unprofessional for a photographer to solicit sex from his subjects regardless of whether they consent or not. Name one profession where this type of behavior is appropriate? . I doubt the occasion mentioned in the article is his one and only time doing that. His assistant had towels ready which shows this is something Terry does all the time with his subjects. A model should be able to turn up to a shoot without the expectation that she must sexually satisfy the photographer
He takes pornographic pictures. He has books with mostly pornographic pictures published by Tashen where is the main participant. If he's not in a job that he's "allowed" to ask a woman that came to him with no specific purpose than to take sexually suggestive pictures , to engage on a sex act or even be photographed doing it, I sincerely do not Know who can. She could always say no and leave. She was not coerced, blackmailed, forced, or came to his studio under false pretenses not Knowing that all his pictures have a strong sexual element , she was asked to perform a sex act and she agreed. Both consenting adults. She was not underage or sent there by a reputable agency for other and specific type of work. By her own admission she's not even a "model".
He never denied that he asks and random women do ask him to be photographed for his most hardcore work. That yes, it does involve getting intimate with the photographer.

I sincerely would love to Know what has Terry to do with a man that had sex with an underage girl. A crime, last time I checked.

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