Terry Richardson Accused Of Propositioning Model For Sex
Terry Richardson might be a world-class photographer, but according to model Emma Appleton he’s also a world-class creep.
The British beauty posted a screen shot of her phone to Twitter and Instagram Sunday, displaying a Facebook private message from who she suggests was the famed photographer propositioning her for sex in exchange for a high profile modeling gig.
“If I can f–k you I will book you in (New York) for a shoot for Vogue,” the message read.
Appleton posted the photo with the caption “Um what?”
She quickly faced several questions from social media users about the post. Many wondered if it’s really the same Terry Richardson — a photographer who has decorated numerous high-profile magazines, fashion houses, and worked with everyone from Kate Moss to Madonna — or if it could have been someone with the same name.
“This industry is f–ked up” Appleton wrote in response to some backlash. “I’ve been modelling for 5 years and I’ve never had this before, it doesn’t make it okay.”
“Beginning to wish I hadn’t posted that,” she tweeted. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what the industry is, just be a decent human being… The fact people think this is acceptable blows my f–king mind.”
As expected, Terry’s rep refutes the claim.
Appleton later deleted her Twitter page and deleted the post from her Instagram account. Sunday night Richardson’s rep said that Appleton’s message was not from the photographer.
“This is obviously a fake,” Candice Marks told BuzzFeed. “Terry did not send this text.”
His rep has not responded to a Daily News request for comment.
Vogue magazine also issued a statement after the ordeal, saying they have “no plans” to work with the famed photographer in the future, despite the message’s promise.
“The last assignment Terry Richardson had for US Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future,” the statement, obtained by the Daily News’ Confidenti@l, read.
Said Terry previously about the numerous other models who have made similar claims…
In March, the photographer penned an open letter to the Huffington Post himself addressing the rumors and defending his work.
“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,” he wrote on March 14.
“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.”
Man, Terry knows good and cotdamn well he sent that girl that message, creepy azz cr-…old man.