Famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson, who has been accused on numerous occasions of sexual harassment, is being investigated by NYPD’s Special Victims Squad, after yet another model claimed he sexually assaulted her during a photoshoot, reports New York Daily News.
The news comes two months after a number of elite fashion magazines banned Richardson over the bevy of accusations made over the years. Multiple women who have been sexually harassed by Richardson have been contacted by NYPD investigators in recent days requesting sit-down meetings. The women claim that Richardson used his fame and influence, enticing them to photo shoots before sexually assaulting them, from exposing himself to forcing them to perform sexual acts.
“I was afraid and confused and hoping to get it over with. I left there feeling like human garbage,” former model Lindsay Jones tells the NY Daily News. “He thought I was disposable.”
In addition to the models behind the accusations, the NYPD has reached out to the advocacy group Model Alliance for more assistance with the ongoing investigation.
For a further look and additional details, be sure to read the full story at the New York Daily News.
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