He's captured Kate Moss on film and rubbed shoulders with Kanye. But renowned celebrity photographer Terry Richardson now finds himself exiled from the fashion world. Banned by Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair among top selling titles by parent company, Conde Nast in an internal e-mail obtained by UK newspaper, The Telegraph.
The move coming after a scathing weekend story in London Sunday Times dubbed Richardson quote the Harvey Weinstein of fashion. The piece questioning the continued use of the 52 year old amid wide spread allegations of sexual abuse of models. His actions dubbed an open secret by one former fashion editor.
Richardson has repeatedly denied the claims. The New York based photographer who's also worked with Lady Gaga, Johnny Depp, even then presidential hopeful Barack Obama back in 2007 is well-known for his often racy images, including 2013s controversial Miley Cyrus video for her song, Wrecking Ball, in which she appeared nude.
Cyrus later saying she regretted the shoot. All Conde Nast titles now ordered to kill or substitute any of Richardson's unpublished photos. A representative for the photographer telling the Huffington Post Tuesday that his explicit work led to professional interactions that were sexual in nature, but that all of his subjects participated consensually.