Photographer Terry Richardson is being investigated by the New York Police Department's Special Victims Squad according to accounts from multiple women who have been contacted for interviews by detectives.
Several women confirmed to the NY Daily News that they had been contacted by the Special Victims Squad and asked to discuss their interactions with the controversial photographer. One of the models, Caron Bernstein, was part of a story on Richardson last month in which she detailed a sexual assault at his studio, after which a detective contacted her for an interview. Bernstein alleged that after inviting her to a shoot in 2003, Richardson exposed himself and coerced her into performing oral sex on him. Other models with similar stories have come forward and have also been contacted by detectives. In addition, advocacy group Model Alliance is also interfacing with the police regarding the allegations against Richardson.
Richardson continues to deny the accusations, asserting that any such interactions he has had with models have been consensual. The photographer was recently banned from leading magazines such as Vogue and GQ. The interviews with the models are supposed to take place in the next few weeks.
[via NY Daily News]