Australian music photographer Jack Stafford has recently been accused of sexual misconduct. Over the course of just four days, more than 100 women to come forward and gave statements about his behavior. Eventually, he issued a public apology and admitted: “I am an abuser.”
Terry Richardson, former fashion industry star photographer, is now the focus of a new investigation by NYPD’s Special Victims Squad, according to the New York Daily News. They say that multiple women confirmed on Tuesday that investigators have reached out to them over the past few weeks asking to talk about their interactions with Richardson.
This follows his dismissal by Condé Nast International, three months ago. The company publishes Vogue, amongst other leading magazines. The NYDN also say that it comes as a direct result of allegations they published on December 15th.
This is news that’s going to make a great deal of people pretty happy. The Telegraph reports that controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson has been banned from working with Vogue and other leading magazines. They say an email circulating the company this week announced that the company is no longer working with him.
They go on to instruct staff that commissioned or already completed, but unpublished work from Richardson should be “killed or substituted with other material”. Given the controversy surrounding his career, many have wondered how he’s kept working with the biggest brands and names in the world. Now, in the wake of the Weinstein controversy, that seems to be coming to an end.