America’s Next Top Scumbag Terry Richardson So Sad All The Ladies Are Witch-Hunting Him
We’ve known forever that creepy photographer Terry Richardson was maximum creepy, with gross allegations galore about creeping on young models. These were vague mutterings until a couple days ago, when two different models came forward. Some of the allegations aren’t of the “he made me feel sexualized” variety. They’re pretty ick-inducing.
[Model Charlotte] Waters had experience nude modeling for well-known artists like Richard Kern and Ron English, but nothing prepared her for what went down at Richardson’s Soho studio in March of 2009. An hour after she arrived, Richardson had run his tongue up and down her bare ass, demanded she squeeze his balls, and even jacked off into her eye.
Yeah, that does not seem to be a necessary part of a photo shoot at all, dude. The other allegations don’t quite make you feel like taking a Silkwood shower, but do show Richardson to be a craven little bully. From a model unlucky enough to correspond with Richardson as he tries to pressure her into a photo shoot:
[8/31/11 6:28:52 PM] Terry Richardson: not a secret what most models do to get it :-)
[8/31/11 6:29:41 PM] ANON: yea its not a secret
[8/31/11 6:29:43 PM] ANON: but no
[8/31/11 6:29:50 PM] ANON: thank you though
[8/31/11 6:29:58 PM] ANON: for being honest
[8/31/11 6:30:08 PM] Terry Richardson: :-) another dreamer who will never be a model
[8/31/11 6:30:11 PM] Terry Richardson: cu!
[8/31/11 6:30:48 PM] ANON: thanks for the advice
[8/31/11 6:30:52 PM] Terry Richardson: haha!
[8/31/11 6:30:55 PM] Terry Richardson: brainless also
What a charmer.
Now, all this chitter chatter of what a terrible dickhead creepster monster he is has made Terry Richardson very sad, even though Terry Richardson will continue to make millions photographing famous people like Miley Cyrus and Lada Gaga until the day he dies, no matter what accusations spit forth. To alleviate his sad, Terry wrote a letter to Page Six explaining how this was all a witch hunt because of his genius and edginess.
[Richardson] adds of the claims, which popped up again last week: “When these allegations resurfaced over the past few months, they seemed especially vicious and distorted .?.?. becoming nothing more than an emotionally-charged witch hunt.”
He says, “People have become comfortable concocting hate-filled and libelous tales .?.?. In writing this, I make a humble attempt at correcting these rumors,” adding that without his voice, “All that remain are the lies.” […]
Richardson notes that, “like Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton,” he’s gained a rep for his explicit pictures, particularly after his 2004 book “Terryworld,” which “explored the beauty, rawness and humor that sexuality entails.”
Terry Richardson is probably crying real tears over being all crimed and libeled and witch-hunted right now, because of how he is a Great Artist who is being persecuted for his art.
Terry Richardson, we have seen Mapplethorpe photos, and you, sir, are no Robert Mapplethorpe. Mapplethorpe’s photos are controversial and sexual, sure, and Mapplethorpe even did many a self portrait, but he did not make a career of photographing himself creeping on way younger people over and over. Nope, no linkies to those because we do not want to get sued by Terry Richardson for violating creeper copyright. Instead, enjoy this picture of Dakota Fanning looking like she is trying to get away from him, which is a totally legit impulse.
We were kicking around having a creep off competition between Richardson and fellow bad hair creepster Dov Charney from American Apparel.
However, then we remembered that, creepy as he is, Charney at least employs seamstresses in LA and pays them a living wage, where we are not really certain what value Terry Richardson adds to the world, so advantage, Dov. It’s a low bar to beat Richardson, but you’ve cleared it.
[solo photo of Terry Richardson/thumbnail photo by PR Photos]