Well, vindicated in this round at least…
And because of this, Terry Richardson must be all thumbs up today!
Earlier this week, the famed photog was accused of offering a model a shoot with Vogue in exchange for sex, but it turns out the message came from a fake account in his name.
A digital forensic expert hired by Terry’s team traced the horrifying message back to an unverified Facebook account, which has since been confirmed and deleted by the social media company.
It’s horrible that anyone would even try to take advantage of the recent allegations against the photographer to scandalize him. But a source did reveal:
"The whole thing is defamatory and possibly illegal. Appleton’s agent was informed about the fake account…but refused to acknowledge the truth and continued to grandstand."
Considering several past accusations of disturbing behavior from the 48-year-old, it wasn’t too far-fetched for Emma Appleton to believe there was some truth behind the disturbing message and she may have genuinely believed the account was real. Though who really knows??
Obviously we're thrilled to know it was fake, but these accounts shouldn't be taken lightly! Sexual harassment is a serious matter!
[Image via Terry's Diary.]
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