Photographer Terry Richardson Banned From Condé Nast

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Conde Nast's executive vice president James Woolhouse sent the message on Monday.

He told "country presidents" of magazine titles that any photography shoots by Richardson that had already taken place, but not been published, should be replaced with other images.

He wrote: "I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson.

"Any shoots that have been commission(ed) or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material.

"Please could you confirm that this policy will be actioned in your market effective immediately. Thank you for your support in this matter."

Richardson is known for his sexually explicit photo shoots of stars including Kylie Jenner, who had a calendar shot by him.

He's also directed videos like Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball and Beyonce's XO.

In 2014, the 52-year-old wrote an article for The Huffington Post in response to the "internet gossip and false accusations" against him.

He wrote that sexual imagery formed a part of his photography, adding: "I have never used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do."

Richardson also referred to a 2004 gallery show which "depicted sexual situations", saying he "collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work".

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Terry has photographed pretty much everyone. Is he an artist disguised as a pervert or vice versa?
 

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I have absolutely no problem with “sexually suggestive” art (with/of adults).

I do have a problem with the nature of the accusations that have been leveled against him for many years. If true, this is not about art, but about abuse of power.
 
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Then the next steps are pretty clear. File criminal complaints and run it through the judicial system.

Let the chips fall where they may.
Yep. It’s just that easy, no possibility of having your career (fledging or not) ruined, being blackballed, or being dragged through the mud. Everyone will rally around you. No one will accuse you of asking for it in dress or action, of just having Monday morning regrets, etc.

All of those who are accused are dealt with perfectly fairly, and the accusers never are never victimized by the system.

In a perfect world, I want everyone to report and press charges. But I live in a reality where a young friend was raped just last month, and authorities—military and civilian—treated her like crap and accused her of trying to ruin the man’s life by reporting it. She’s a brave one, one who “did everything right,” reported it immediately, got a rape kit, etc., and still got **** all over. And her rapist isn’t world-famous, he’s just a random dude. Still, the authorities rallied around him and closed the case within two weeks.

And that’s just the most recent example.

So don’t talk so flippantly about reporting and “letting the chips fall where they may.” They can fall like a ton of bricks back on the victim.
 

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Allegations are not new.

articles from 2010 and 2014 nsfw language

There is currently an 20,000 signature-strong change.org petition calling on big brands to stop using Richardson. H&M have stated that they have no plans to use Richardson now or in the future. Lena Dunham, who has shot and socialised with Richardson in the past, denounced him in a recent Guardian article as an “alleged sexual predator” who she does not count as a friend. Richardson has consistently refused to comment on the allegations made against him.

A jobbing model who needs to work might not have the luxury of turning down a shoot with Richardson. In that case, Liskula Cohen’s advice is “bring a body guard, keep your clothes on, and if he exposes himself call the police”.

The fashion commentator Caryn Franklin describes Richardson as someone who “appears to leverage his postion to ignore professional boundaries when he posts images of himself having explicit sex with young women”. She says that fashion is an industry that “shows very little concern for the wellbeing of its young models. Agents, editors and designers ignore the online accounts of his predatory behaviour and in refusing to address his dysfunctional approach they are endorsing something that is profoundly wrong”.

Liskula Cohen adds that “as for Vogue and all of his clients, I have no idea why they continue to use him”.
Sometimes its good to push the boundaries, but what Uncle Terry did sounds extreme.
 

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Yep. It’s just that easy, no possibility of having your career (fledging or not) ruined, being blackballed, or being dragged through the mud. Everyone will rally around you. No one will accuse you of asking for it in dress or action, of just having Monday morning regrets, etc.

All of those who are accused are dealt with perfectly fairly, and the accusers never are never victimized by the system.

In a perfect world, I want everyone to report and press charges. But I live in a reality where a young friend was raped just last month, and authorities—military and civilian—treated her like crap and accused her of trying to ruin the man’s life by reporting it. She’s a brave one, one who “did everything right,” reported it immediately, got a rape kit, etc., and still got **** all over. And her rapist isn’t world-famous, he’s just a random dude. Still, the authorities rallied around him and closed the case within two weeks.

And that’s just the most recent example.

So don’t talk so flippantly about reporting and “letting the chips fall where they may.” They can fall like a ton of bricks back on the victim.
Yes, that is an all to frequent and sad case of victim abuse. really tragic.
 

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Allegations are not new.

articles from 2010 and 2014 nsfw language

There is currently an 20,000 signature-strong change.org petition calling on big brands to stop using Richardson. H&M have stated that they have no plans to use Richardson now or in the future. Lena Dunham, who has shot and socialised with Richardson in the past, denounced him in a recent Guardian article as an “alleged sexual predator” who she does not count as a friend. Richardson has consistently refused to comment on the allegations made against him.

A jobbing model who needs to work might not have the luxury of turning down a shoot with Richardson. In that case, Liskula Cohen’s advice is “bring a body guard, keep your clothes on, and if he exposes himself call the police”.

The fashion commentator Caryn Franklin describes Richardson as someone who “appears to leverage his postion to ignore professional boundaries when he posts images of himself having explicit sex with young women”. She says that fashion is an industry that “shows very little concern for the wellbeing of its young models. Agents, editors and designers ignore the online accounts of his predatory behaviour and in refusing to address his dysfunctional approach they are endorsing something that is profoundly wrong”.

Liskula Cohen adds that “as for Vogue and all of his clients, I have no idea why they continue to use him”.
Sometimes its good to push the boundaries, but what Uncle Terry did sounds extreme.
Yeah, I’ve been hearing about him for years. His behavior was even less of a secret than Weinstein’s.
 

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Allegations are not new.

articles from 2010 and 2014 nsfw language

There is currently an 20,000 signature-strong change.org petition calling on big brands to stop using Richardson. H&M have stated that they have no plans to use Richardson now or in the future. Lena Dunham, who has shot and socialised with Richardson in the past, denounced him in a recent Guardian article as an “alleged sexual predator” who she does not count as a friend. Richardson has consistently refused to comment on the allegations made against him.

A jobbing model who needs to work might not have the luxury of turning down a shoot with Richardson. In that case, Liskula Cohen’s advice is “bring a body guard, keep your clothes on, and if he exposes himself call the police”.

The fashion commentator Caryn Franklin describes Richardson as someone who “appears to leverage his postion to ignore professional boundaries when he posts images of himself having explicit sex with young women”. She says that fashion is an industry that “shows very little concern for the wellbeing of its young models. Agents, editors and designers ignore the online accounts of his predatory behaviour and in refusing to address his dysfunctional approach they are endorsing something that is profoundly wrong”.

Liskula Cohen adds that “as for Vogue and all of his clients, I have no idea why they continue to use him”.
Sometimes its good to push the boundaries, but what Uncle Terry did sounds extreme.
Does sound like he did abuse some.
Not as bad as W/C, but needs serious investigation.
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Yeah, I’ve been hearing about him for years. His behavior was even less of a secret than Weinstein’s.
Which is interesting.
Not just secret, but in full view graphic detail.
So women who accepted jobs from him knew who they where working with.
 

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Does sound like he did abuse some.
Not as bad as W/C, but needs serious investigation.
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Which is interesting.
Not just secret, but in full view graphic detail.
So women who accepted jobs from him knew who they where working with.
You think among hollywood there wasn't talk of Weinstein. Perhaps rumors - but still - people talked.
 
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You think among hollywood there wasn't talk of Weinstein. Perhaps rumors - but still - people talked.
Rumors are not published facts (which eventually happened after way too long delay)
Richardson was very public about his adventures, so there is no way his actions could be kept secret (not that he did anyway)
W/C was very dark and abusive, threats, and secrecy; trapping women into forced sex they had to keep secret.
 
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I read this as:

"Our advertisers have recently taken issue with publishing ads on our network of sites, especially ones with photos taken by a photographer who indulges in artistic nudity. These images, regardless of artistic merit, do not represent the values our advertisers and the companies represented in these ads have."
 

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That guy Barry really has a knack for embracing odious figures with whom any decent person wouldn't want to be caught dead in an elevator. If everybody on the Left weren't so busy licking his taint we might have benefitted from some hard questions why.
 

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That guy Barry really has a knack for embracing odious figures with whom any decent person wouldn't want to be caught dead in an elevator. If everybody on the Left weren't so busy licking his taint we might have benefitted from some hard questions why.

In Barry's defense Uncle Terry was on his best behavior with the big stars like lady gaga, and beyonce, and obama and all that. His wild side only came out when he had to photograph young models with no clout.

So Obama probably didn't really know about the craziness.
 

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I don't know how we get from this:

Richardson was very public about his adventures, so there is no way his actions could be kept secret (not that he did anyway)
...to this:

In Barry's defense Uncle Terry was on his best behavior with the big stars like lady gaga, and beyonce, and obama and all that. His wild side only came out when he had to photograph young models with no clout.

So Obama probably didn't really know about the craziness.
P.S. — Did Barry also have no knowledge of who Bill Ayers was?