UK newspaper The Telegraph has just broken the news that Terry Richardson – the ‘cool’ photographer with numerous accusations of sexual misconduct against him – has been banned from working with the industry’s major fashion magazines.
The source, reports The Telegraph, is a leaked email from Condé Nast International requesting that no material from Richardson is used in any of the company’s publications, which include Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Glamour.
The email, from executive vice president James Woolhouse, stated: “I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson,” and that all upcoming projects with Richardson should be “killed or substituted with other material”. Editors were also instructed that they could no longer use the photographer for future work.
The ban is a pretty late response to the multiple allegations against Richardson, who has basically continued to work with major names both in and outside the fashion industry despite the constant slew of alleged gross behaviour on set. His only comment to accusations has been this weird, rambling open letter on the Huffington Post back in 2014, “I collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work, and as is typical with any project, everyone signed releases.” Eugh.
It probably isn’t coincidental that this email was sent out a week into the enormous fallout from the Harvey Weinstein accounts.
Read the full report at The Telegraph.
Out with the disgusting old and in with the new.