Countless rumors have been going around that Terry Richardson, the famous fashion photographer who’s shot stars like Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora, has also been sexually exploiting and assaulting models with the help of his female assistant. And now, yet another victim has chosen to speak up.
According to Jezebel, the feminist-centric site received an email from a victim named Anna, whose last name was redacted to protect her privacy. Anna, who was 23 at the time of the incident, says his assistant Leslie Lessin asked her to pose for the photographer after they met at a party in 2008.
The email describes disgusting details of the alleged assault, where Anna recalls being brought back to his studio:
“I can’t even say he shot any photos. His assistant held the camera and pushed the buttons, under his direction. At first, I just stood against the wall, traditional portrait-style while I made goofy faces and she snapped away. Innocent fun.”
Then things got a little weird:
“Then he entered the shot and Leslie snapped a few of us together. He had me kind of crouch down on the floor as I moved around, posing. Then, suddenly, I felt a dick pressing into the side of my face.”
And rumor has it, New York Magazine will be running a cover story on the photographer soon in an attempt to clear his name, but if you’re not already disturbed, read the rest of the email on Jezebel in the meantime.
SOURCE: Jezebel | PHOTO CREDIT: WENN