Photographer Terry Richardson Blacklisted Over Sexual Harassment Claims

By Staff  |  10/26/2017

Terry Richardson

If you haven't heard yet, famed photographer Terry Richardson has been banned from a number of magazines over years of sexual harassment claims.

According to The Telegraph, a leaked internal email from Condé Nast International -- which owns media brands like Vogue, GQ, Glamour and Vanity Fair -- revealed that staff were told to terminate any commissioned works from the photog yet to be published.

"I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson," the email reads, written by James Woolhouse, COO of CNI. "Any shoots that have been commission[ed] or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material."

Condé Nast U.S. followed with a statement of their own, writing: “Condé Nast has nothing planned with Terry going forward. Sexual harassment of any kind is unacceptable and should not be tolerated.”

Richardson is known for his hypersexualized shoots, but his career has been tainted by controversy, with allegations of misconduct on and off-set.

Following the news, both Hearst and The Wall Street Journal also confirmed that they will no longer work with the photographer, as did fashion brands like Bulgari, Valentino and Diesel.

A rep for Richardson tells The Daily Beast that he is "disappointed" by Condé Nast’s decision to blacklist him.

This all follows a recent piece by The Sunday Times, titled "Why is Terry Richardson Still Feted by Fashionistas?" In it, a former editor of i-D said Richardson’s behavior had long been an open secret.