Sexual harassment and abuse are real within the industry; there's no denying that. By now, I am sure you have heard about the Hollywood news and all the allegations against Producer Harvey Weinstein coming out, spanning over decades where he used his power and influence on models and actresses to get away with sexual misconduct. Weinstein isn’t the only one in the industry facing these accusations, and it seems like more allegations are coming out, including ones against Terry Richardson.
For years, Mr. Richardson has denied allegations of sexual exploitations amongst models. You have probably seen some of his work, which has graced the covers of fashion magazines and various outlets. His style is sort of a “trash lighting” look while being sexually explicit. I have never really been a fan of his work; I just think he’s a glorified GWC (guy with camera) that tries to get as sexually provocative as he can in his images.
With all the controversy within Hollywood, it seems like it's finally time where they are cracking down on people using their influence to get away with sexual harassment. The company who is in charge of Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Wired has put a stop to using any work from Mr. Richardson. You can read more about this via Telegraph News.
Lead image by Dave Tada, used under Creative Commons.