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Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

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  • The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from “anonymous, untraceable burner accounts” frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers. Jezebel calls out Gawker Media, which uses its own proprietary Kinja publishing platform, for refusing to block or even record these IP addresses, as it doesn’t want to impede its access to possible tipsters. Jezebel’s editorial director Joel Johnson took to Twitter shortly after to admit, “I’ve dropped the ball and they’re right to call me out. … I don’t have a solution yet but that’s my problem.” [Jezebel; Twitter.com/JoelJohnson]
  • Over at The Washington Post, columnist Alyssa Rosenberg opines that when it comes to feminist blogging, “it sometimes seems like burnout is part of the business model.” [Washington Post] Keep reading »

Another Woman Comes Forward Alleging Sexual Assault By Terry Richardson

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  • Another woman has come forward regarding an alleged sexual assault by the fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Following the news yesterday that New York magazine is doing a cover story about Richardson in which he would be portrayed sympathetically, a woman called “Anna” wrote into Jezebel claiming he pulled out his penis and whacked her in the face with it when she posed for pictures at his apartment. Uncomfortable, “Anna” left his place. But she claims she received a phone call from his assistant, Leslie Lessin, asking her to come over and “make out” with Richardson for his birthday. (She said no.) Oooookay. [Jezebel]
  • How The Washington Post misused data on violence against women in that piece urging women they’ll be safer if married. [Five Thirty Eight]
  • Reddit has banned an infamous subreddit forum about beating women. [The Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Terry Richardson Calls Models’ Complaints About Sexual Abuse A “Witch Hunt”

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A former model has accused Terry Richardson over Reddit. Read More »
Terry's Accuser Speaks
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She is Charlotte Waters, age 24. Read More »
Terry's Ex Speaks
Audrey Gelman -- Lena Dunham's BFF & Terry Richardson's Ex -- Weighs In On Pervy Photog Controversy
Audrey Gelman, Lena Dunham's BFF, is Terry Richardson's ex-girlfriend. Read More »
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Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has released a statement (posted to at least Page Six and Huffington Post, so far) defending himself against the mounting complaints from young models who have accused the “porno-chic” photog of sexual abuse.

Earlier this week, a former model revealed on Reddit that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Richardson at a photoshoot when she was 19. She later identified herself as 24-year-old Charlotte Waters and she is just one of many young models to speak out about his eerily-similar inappropriate behavior with young women. In 2010, Danish model Rie Rasmussen publicly confronted Richardson about allegedly abusing young models and Jezebel has gathered numerous stories of abuse from models and stylists here. (Styleite has a comprehensive timeline of Terry’s creepy behavior here.)

Richardson lashed out against the “witch hunt,” calling the “false allegations” nothing more than “Internet gossip.” Keep reading »

Thurston Moore Admits To Cheating On Kim Gordon, Slams Jezebel For Calling Him A Dick

A few months ago, in an interview with ELLE, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon discussed, amongst other things, the breakup of her 30-year-long marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore, after she discovered he was carrying on “a double life” with a “starstruck woman.” That woman, Eva Prinz, is still Moore’s girlfriend, and he addressed their relationship in an interview with The Fly earlier this week. “I’m in a really romantic place with Eva; we’ve kinda been a couple for close to six years,” he said, as if having a multi-year-long extramarital affair is, like, a meet-cute. “A lot of those years nobody was very aware of it except us. The cat’s been out of the bag a while now, that’s kinda where I’m at.”

As Tom Hawking at Flavorwire points out, by Moore’s own timeline, he would have been cheated on Kim with Prinz back in 2007, when he and Kim posed for Bust‘s Love issue. Moore and Prinz would have also been carrying on their affair around the time that Prinz gave birth to some Dutch prince’s kid. Talk about a beautiful story to tell the grandkids! Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Responds To Jezebel’s Vogue Photo-Retouching Gaffe

After allegedly paying $10,000 for Lena Dunham’s unretouched Vogue photos, Jezebel failed to prove their point about how “insidious” the magazine’s intentions were. While there was some retouching done on Dunham, it was fairly minimal and completely unremarkable — a nip here and a pigeon there to make the images look more streamlined. In a recent interview with Grantland, Dunham shared her thoughts on the whole debacle, calling it “such a monumental error in [Jezebel's] approach to feminism“: Keep reading »

Indiegogo Campaign To Raise $10K For Underprivileged Girls In Response To Jezebel Stunt

  • In response to Jezebel.com’s ridic stunt to pay $10,000 for the un-retouched pictures of Lena Dunham in Vogue, bloggers have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise $10K instead for underprivileged girls. Step Up Women’s Network, a nonprofit, helps ambitious teen girls learn leadership skills so they can be college-bound and career-ready. Let’s all donate! [IndieGogo]
  • Whoa: Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn on “Scandal,” worked as Connie Britton’s nanny before she was cast on the show. “I was so upset when she got this little pilot,” Connie joked to E! News. “I think it was pretty selfish on her part, to be honest.” [Eonline]
  • Selena Gomez was reportedly at Justin Bieber’s house the night that he egged his neighbors’ mansion, although she left before the egg-citement began. Aw, I crack myself up. [RadarOnline]
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian visited the French palace of Versailles again this weekend. But the palace took to Twitter to deny the couple is getting married there. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
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