So many different accounts describing Terry Richardson’s behavior have surfaced lately — and most paint the photographer in a VERY negative light!
Yesterday, yet ANOTHER model came forward to anonymously share her experience with the man. According to her, she met Terry on a street in West Village when she was 17 (making her underage) back in the summer of 2011.
She claims he approached her, asked if she was a model and said he wanted to shoot her. As she explains:
"I told him I was and gave him my agency contact, but then he asked for my personal information. I thought that was strange, so I gave him my email in order to keep him at arms length. I knew that my agency would be so happy if I shot with him, which was the only reason I went along with it."
The model also claims Terry never asked her age, and "it didn’t seem like he cared."
While the account already makes "Uncle Terry" sound pretty sketchy, that’s not even the worst of it. A few days later, she says Richardson emailed the model asking if he could Skype with her.
In her words, "only creepy guys ask to Skype," so while she agreed to the Skype session, she told Terry her camera was broken.
They chatted, and Terry allegedly lashed out when the conversation didn’t go his way. Apparently he even resorted to immature insults and intimidation tactics to try to turn the tables — all of this according to her.
The model says she copied and pasted this conversation into a document before signing off Skype, and now she has taken it public.
You can read an excerpt …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
[8/31/11 6:28:13 PM] Terry Richardson: your goal is the big thing? i dont like to waist time
[8/31/11 6:28:31 PM] ANON: yea of course
[8/31/11 6:28:40 PM] Terry Richardson: are you openminded enough?
[8/31/11 6:28:52 PM] Terry Richardson: not a secret what most models do to get it
[8/31/11 6:29:41 PM] ANON: yea its not a secret
[8/31/11 6:29:43 PM] ANON: but no
[8/31/11 6:29:50 PM] ANON: thank you though
[8/31/11 6:29:58 PM] ANON: for being honest
[8/31/11 6:30:08 PM] Terry Richardson: another dreamer who will never be a model
[8/31/11 6:30:11 PM] Terry Richardson: cu!
[8/31/11 6:30:48 PM] ANON: thanks for the advice
[8/31/11 6:30:52 PM] Terry Richardson: haha!
[8/31/11 6:30:55 PM] Terry Richardson: brainless also
[8/31/11 6:31:01 PM] Terry Richardson: get real!
[8/31/11 6:31:04 PM] ANON: i go to [Ivy League School redacted]
[8/31/11 6:31:06 PM] Terry Richardson: i am
[8/31/11 6:31:09 PM] ANON: not brainless
[8/31/11 6:31:14 PM] Terry Richardson: sure, and who you fucking for that?
[8/31/11 6:31:30 PM] Terry Richardson: I know the system in fashion very good
[8/31/11 6:31:38 PM] ANON: well i respect your opinion
[8/31/11 6:31:57 PM] ANON: best of luck to you and congratulations on all your success
[8/31/11 6:31:58 PM] Terry Richardson: you will never make it
[8/31/11 6:31:58 PM] ANON: x
[8/31/11 6:32:01 PM] Terry Richardson: simple basic rules
Not to mention the atrocious spelling and grammar.
The model also explained why tales about his sexual assaults usually go untold, saying:
“If you talk about him openly, you never work again.”
…meaning the competition within the modeling industry perhaps fuels photographers' abilities to treat models however they please.
[Image via Terry Richardson.]
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