Every few months another story about Terry Richardson's sexual allegations surfaces, usually in the form of a lawsuit, but until now, few have seen what may be actual text messages from the photographer harassing or trying to bribe models. Earlier today, model Emma Appleton screenshotted a message (now deleted) from Richardson offering a Vogue booking in exchange for sex.
It looks like her account has now been deleted or deactivated, even if she left the tweet up for over two hours and responded to followers saying "yeah, I was like whaaat and he said yes or no?" and "I just said um no I'm not your girl, bye ha." One of her final tweets said, "Beginning to wish I hadn't posted that...it doesn't matter who you are or the what the industry is, just be a decent human being."
In March, Richardson came forward for the first time calling the accusations against him "an emotionally charged witch hunt." As someone who continues to get booked by major magazines, brands, and celebrities, Richardson seems unfazed by the claims. Perhaps this one will change things.
UPDATE MAY 1, 2014 10:47 A.M. ET: After Richardson consulted an online forensic expert to prove he hadn't sent the message to Appleton, Facebook confirmed that the message was not sent from the photographer.