Terry Richardson has landed in hot water more than once over sexual harassment allegations. However, the famed photographer denies he’s behaved badly and claims to have no regrets.
Some very serious allegations have been made against controversial photographer to the stars Terry Richardson. However, he claims he has no regrets.
In a recent interview for New York Magazine‘s cover story, which is headlined, “The Perverse Case of Terry Richardson,” Richardson slams claims that he has crossed professional boundaries by offering models high-profile shoots in exchange for sexual favors.
“I don’t have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don’t ever want someone to feel like that,” he told the mag. “It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that’s also nothing to do with me. Then don’t do pictures like that again…I’m okay with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing.”
The most recent allegation against Richardson came from British model Emma Appleton, when she posted a screenshot of a message she claimed was from the photographer. The message read, “If I can f*** you I will book you in [New York] for a shoot for Vogue.”
Richardson denied this himself to New York Magazine. However, Appleton is not the only model to have spoken out about Richardson’s behavior. According to the New York Daily News, he has previously come under fire from model Jamie Peck, who claimed the photographer stripped naked and asked her to perform a sex act in 2010.
Richardson’s ex-girlfriend Audrey Gelman and Girls star Lena Dunham have both admitted to having regrets about shooting with him. However, Richardson insists he was never alone with models while working.
“It was never just me and a girl ever. It was always assistants, or other people around, or girls brought friends over to hang out,” he said.
“It was very daytime, no drugs, no alcohol,” he added. “There was energy, it was fun, it was exciting, making these strong images, and that’s what it was. People collaborating and exploring sexuality and taking pictures.”