Amid Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual harassment and assault scandal, Terry Richardson is seemingly being blacklisted by Cond├â┬⌐ Nast International.
The celeb photog has been accused of sexual assault over the years, with a slew of allegations famously coming out against him in 2014. As we previously reported, American Vogue even came out to say they haven’t worked with him since 2010 and had no plans in the future to do so.
Years later, it sounds like the rest of the magazine world is catching on.
The Daily Telegraph revealed Executive Vice President James Woolhouse of Cond├â┬⌐ Nast International, which owns the international versions of Vogue, GQ, Glamour, and more, sent out the following email to “country presidents”:
“I am writing to you on an important matter. Cond├â┬⌐ 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.”
It’s interesting that it’s taken until now considering since he’s been accused of sexual assault since 2010.
The controversial artist has previously spoken out against the “emotionally-charged witch hunt” in an op-ed piece for the Huffington Post, writing:
“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. 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.”
We wonder what he’ll have to say now!
[Image via Brian To/WENN.]