Photographer Terry Richardson dropped by Condé Nast amid abuse allegations

Kelvin Reese
October 27, 2017

In a leaked memo obtained by the Telegraph, an executive with the overseas media group - which publishes global editions of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, among others - told key staff that Richardson shoots already commissioned or those that have been completed but not published "should be killed and substituted with other material".

The Daily Telegraph obtained an internal email from Condé Nast International, which helms publications such as Vogue, Glamour, and GQ. Richardson, who's known for his sexually provocative work, has been accused of sexual assault in the past, but to date no criminal charges have ever been filed against him. The Daily Telegraph reveals that the media group Condé Nast has chose to blacklist Terry Richardson.

An email from executive vice president James Woolhouse read: "I am writing to you on an important matter". A spokesperson at the time dismissed Appleton's allegations as not accurate.

"Thank you for your support in this matter".

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But she suggested there had been a failure to protect more vulnerable, inexperienced models from Richardson and others like him.

Among them are prominent fashion houses like Valentino, which told the Hollywood Reporter that their last campaign shot by Richardson happened in July. In 2014, model Emma Appleton confirmed to BuzzFeed News that tweets she had sent alleging that Richardson asked for sex in exchange for work were genuine.

An industry vet said, "I thought they blacklisted him a long time ago!"

Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson collaborated on a book. Conde Nast International did not immediately return request for comment. "I have never used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do". In 2013, Richardson directed Miley Cyrus' controversial "Wrecking Ball" video clip, where the singer appeared naked, swinging from a large, suspended steel ball.

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