Famed photographer Terry Richardson is reportedly banned from working with major magazines following ongoing sexual abuse claims. According to The Telegraph, an email was circulated within Condé Nast International—the media group that overseas publications like Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair—on Monday that shared that the company would no longer work with Richardson. The photographer has worked with every celebrity and model, ranging from Bella Hadid and Kate Moss to Beyonce.
Employees were also instructed that anything already commissioned from Richardson but not published should be “killed or substituted with other material”.
The email was sent to the heads of the company from James Woolhouse, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson," he said. "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." He added, “Please could you confirm that this policy will be actioned in your market effective immediately. Thank you for your support in this matter.”
The 52-year-old Richardson is one of fashion's most prominent photographers. He's often seen in photos posing with his subjects. He's been hit with a series of allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of his models since 2010.
He has denied these allegations and stated that, he's "considerate and respectful" of his photography subjects.
Despite the allegations, major publications continued to work with Richardson. It's unclear if the Harvey Weinstein or other high-profile abuse stories inspired Conde Nast to reportedly cut ties with Richardson now.
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