Terry Richardson Is Reportedly Being Investigated By NYPD
According to multiple women who confirmed their accounts with New York Daily News, Terry Richardson is being investigated for sexual assault by the NYPD’s Special Victims Squad. Those women have all been asked by investigators for formal, “sit-down meetings” in order to discuss their run-ins with the famous photographer.
This investigation comes after ex-model Caron Bernstein accused Terry Richardson of rape in the Daily News in December. Bernstein told her account of her 2003 experience at his studio in the Lower East Side, she alleges that Richardson positioned her in a chair and took photos of her before exposing his penis and inserting it into her mouth. Following that, also alleged that Richardson ejaculated on her chest, then casually continued to take photos. Obviously, this violation was extremely harmful for Caron. “It was like literally being shot with a stun gun,” she told the Daily News.
Richardson denied Bernstein’s allegations through his attorney, Brad D. Rose, who told the Daily News that, “Ms. Bernstein knowingly and willingly posed for these photographs and at all times prior to and during the shoot, any contact she had with Mr. Richardson was consensual.”
Ex-model Lindsay Jones gave another super graphic account, telling HuffPost that ten years ago, Richardson invited her to his studio under the premise that they’d possibly do a shoot and get some coffee. She claimed that the photographer forced her on her knees, took out his penis, and “then attempted to force his penis into her eye socket.”
Terry Richardson has been the source for countless sexual misconduct allegations for many years, but it’s only recently that we see any sort of backlash toward the questionably beloved photographer; Condé Nast along with Diesel, Valentino, and Bulgari have all severed ties with him.