Famed Photographer Terry Richardson Banned From Major Magazines Following Past Sexual Assault Allegations
Notorious photographer Terry Richardson has had a lengthy career of working with major publications, but it seems his run has come to an end.
Allegations of sexual assault and harassment have followed the photographer since 2010, but in light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, companies are now taking action. Most recently, Condé Nast reportedly banned Richardson from working on its publications indefinitely, the Telegraph reports.
Condé Nast COO James Woolhouse confirmed the news an email to the Telegraph, stating that all unpublished work by Richardson should be “killed or substituted.” This decision will mean that Richardson’s work will no longer appear in the publishing house’s top brands, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and W.
Richardson has worked with nearly every celebrity, from former presidents (Barack Obama) to celebrities, and his photo shoots with hip-hop artists attracted a lot of attention. He worked with Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Pharrell Williams, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne and others.
Regardless of his edgy photo skills, his career has been plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct for years. A number of women have accused the photographer of pressuring models to pose nude and assaulting women during private shoots.
Publishing companies and brands have reportedly been under pressure to take action against Richardson since 2014. But with more women joining the #MeToo movement, executives are finally starting to wake up.