Terry Richardson Responds to "Hate-Filled" Accusations of Sexual Misconduct For the First Time

Terry Richardson sent "Page Six" a letter, defending himself against the accusations.

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Terry Richardson has been accused of sexual misconduct by models he's worked with in the past. A few days ago, the model who anonymously spoke of her experience with Richardson on Reddit finally revealed her identiy. Richardson had yet to respond to any of the allegations—until now that is. 

Page Six reports that the photographer sent them a letter, wherein he defends himself against the allegations. Here's what he wrote:

"I chose to primarily ignore a cycle of Internet gossip and false accusations against me . . . I felt that to dignify them with a response was a betrayal of my work and my character . . . I collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work, and as is typical with any project, everyone signed releases . . . 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. I give everyone that I work with enough respect to view them as having ownership of their free will and making their decisions accordingly."

The letter is quite extensive, with Richardson emphasizing that he "collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work." He also said that all his clients signed releases. Needless to say, Richardson called the accusations "false, hate-filled and libelous tales.” Read the entire thing here

[via Page Six]

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