Model Emma Appleton claims Richardson sent message offering photo shoot in the magazine in exchange for sex
A spokeswoman for Vogue said Sunday that the magazine will no longer work with Terry Richardson, in the wake of new allegations that the celebrity photographer offered a model the chance to be in the magazine in exchange for sex.
“The last assignment Terry Richardson had for U.S. Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future,” Hildy Kuryk, communications director for U.S. Vogue told TheWrap on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, British model Emma J. Appleton tweeted a screen grab of a message allegedly sent from Richardson's Facebook account, which offered a Vogue photo shoot in exchange for sex. Richardson's camp has denied the allegation.
Inquiries to Richardson from TheWrap were not immediately returned. However, Candice Marks, a spokeswoman for Richardson, told Buzzfeed, “This is obviously a fake. Terry did not send this text.”
Appleton, who uploaded a screen grab of the message to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, told Buzzfeed that it came from Richardson's Facebook account. But she later deleted her tweet, saying she didn't want “abuse or attention.”
Then she tweeted, “beginning to wish I hadn't posted that … it doesn't matter who you are or what the industry is, just be a decent human being.” She followed it up with a tweet saying, “The fact people think this is acceptable blows my f—ing mind. See ya.” Then she deleted her Twitter account.
Richardson is also a music video director, and did “Wrecking Ball” for Cyrus, “Do What You Want” for Lady Gaga and “The Last Time” for Taylor Swift.