Following in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal that has shaken the foundations of Hollywood, fashion photographer Terry Richardson is banned from Conde Nast Britain publications following allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against the famous photographer in 2010 by several models.
Attention to the fashion industry grew after US model Cameron Russell launched an Instagram campaign, #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse, in which she and others recounted abuse during their modeling careers in much the similar vein as the #MeToo campaign.
She was seconded by model Christy Turlington Burns who said, “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated.”
Names were not included in the accounts posted by Instagram users, but many of the stories led to speculation that some of the incidents involved the NY-based photographer Terry Richardson.
Known for his sexually explicit aesthetic, or what some would call exploitative, Terry Richardson is no stranger to controversy nor are these allegations the first time the photographer was accused of sexual misconduct, allegations the photographer has repeatedly denied.
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