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Meet Stylist Leslie Lessin, Terry Richardson’s Alleged Partner In Pervtography

Terry's Accuser Speaks
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She is Charlotte Waters, age 24. Read More »
Terry's "Denials"
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Richardson calls all the allegations against him "a witch hunt." 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 »
Meet Stylist Leslie Lessin, Terry Richardson's Alleged Partner In Pervtography

Last week, a former model named Charlotte Waters revealed on Reddit that she was allegedly sexually coerced and manipulated by Richardson at a photoshoot when she was 19. Now 24, Waters described in detail both on Reddit and in a subsequent interview with Vocativ how Richardson coerced her into performing sexually explicit acts with him as he and a female assistant took photos and cheered her on. Reading Waters stomach-turning story, I was disgusted but nonetheless not at all surprised by Richardson’s behavior; after all, we’ve heard about it before from other models, like Jamie Peck and Rie Rasmussen, who’ve experienced it firsthand as well. But I was immediately curious about this female assistant Waters described as being just as participatory in her degradation as Richardson himself, even taking photographs while Richardson ejaculated on her face. Well, Vocativ did some digging. The “probably 40 or 45ish … with dark hair and a little bit of work done on her face” woman that assisted Richardson during not only Waters’ shoot, but Peck’s as well, has been positively identified by both as Leslie Lessin, a stylist that Richardson has worked with professionally for years, including a recent cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar featuring Miley Cyrus. Keep reading »

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

Accused Over Reddit
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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 »

Fashion Blog Launches #NoMoreTerry Campaign To Stop Hiring Terry Richardson

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Former Model Charlotte Waters Outs Herself As Terry Richardson’s Alleged Victim

  • Charlotte Waters, a 24-year-old nurse’s assistant in L.A., has identified herself as the former model who took to Reddit to accuse Terry Richardson of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior back in 2009 in his studio. You can read parts of her Reddit post here and the full interview on Vocativ, in which reveals that she has spoken with the NYPD about the incident (although she declined to press charges). [Vocativ]
  • Missouri’s state House of Representatives advanced an anti-abortion bill to triple the waiting period for an abortion — to three days total. Such bills are horribly detrimental to low-income women and women who need to travel long distances for abortion care because it requires them to take more time off work, find more childcare and find a place to stay. Both Utah and South Dakota have three-day waiting periods as well. [ABC News] Keep reading »

Oh God, Please Keep Terry Richardson Away From Lupita Nyong’o

  • NO NO NO NO NO, Terry Richardson, step away from Lupita Nyong’o. STEP AWAY. Seriously, can someone please bring his ongoing history of sexual harassment to her attention? [Pink Is The New Blog]
  • Jerry Sandusky’s wife Dottie went on “The Today Show” this morning to argue that her Penn State football coach husband didn’t actually rape and sexually abuse all those boys — they’re making it up for the “money.” This interview is so totally depressing and enraging. Talk about DENIAL. [The Gloss]
  • Oh hey, remember how Stacy Keibler — George Clooney’s ex — suddenly just got married to some random tech founder? Turns out she’s pregnant! Mazel tov! [Your Tango] Keep reading »

Model Opens Up On Reddit About That Time Terry Richardson (Allegedly) Came On Her Face

Horror stories from barely-legal models about working with photographer Terry Richardson are becoming more common. Now, a woman has posted yet another story about the renowned photographer hooking up with one of his young photography subjects, this time pressuring the then-19-year-old into aggressive sex and then allegedly ejaculating on her face. Keep reading »

Audrey Gelman — Lena Dunham’s BFF & Terry Richardson’s Ex — Weighs In On Pervy Photog Controversy

Audrey Gelman -- Lena Dunham's BFF & Terry Richardson's Ex -- Weighs In On Pervy Photog Controversy

Audrey Gelman, if her name means anything to you at all, is best known for being one of Lena Dunham’s best friends. In fact, she is the real life inspiration for the character of Marnie on “Girls” and has appeared on the show herself as Marnie’s ex’s new girlfriend. Gelman is also an accomplished political consultant and the spokesperson for NYC comptroller Scott Stringer. Oh, and until very recently, she was Terry Richardson’s girlfriend of three years. Last week, the pair broke up. The day before, Dunham was at the center of a small Twitter shitstorm over some anti-R. Kelly sentiments she had posted on the site. Many questioned how Dunham could decry Kelly’s history of sexually abusing young teenage girls when she had posed for photographer Terry Richardson, who is well known for preying on young models and coercing them into undressing for him and other lascivious activities. Dunham was photographed by Richardson for a spread in V Magazine, but others pointed out that the two seemingly had a friendship as well, likely built around his relationship with her bestie, Gelman.

Shortly after Gelman and Richardson’s breakup became public knowledge, Dunham responded to the accusations of hypocrisy and, for the first time to my knowledge, indirectly addressed the controversy surrounding Richardson. She tweeted, “I responded asking that my feminism not be picked apart because of one PR experience. You don’t learn to say no overnight.” And after that, “Any man who takes advantage of any woman sickens me. That’s all and that’s always. No debate.” And today, Gelman spoke up for the first time as well, tweeting:

re: terry photos, @lenadunham tried to see the good i saw in someone & we both have regrets. the online discourse on these issues is vital and pushes us forward everyday. biased perhaps, but i see lena as a courageous champion of women, a critical voice who scrutinizes and challenges female representation in the media, and most of all, a wonderful and loyal friend.

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Miley Cyrus Wears A Ridiculously High-Cut Leotard, Flashes Nipple For Photographer Terry Richardson

  • No, but seriously, I would love to stop talking about Miley Cyrus, I really would, but how can I not show you this American Apparel (I’m assuming) nightmare she’s wearing? Her bikini waxer is very thorough. Also, if you would like to see what Miley’s uncensored, completely bare nippley nip nip looks like, click here. And there are more Terry Richardson-shot photos of Miley at the link, if you have not died of a Cyrus-induced overdose yet. [Celebuzz]
  • Who is pooping in the Yale student laundry room?! [College Candy]
  • Some clues as to what to expect from “Mad Men”‘s seventh season… [The Stir]
  • Speaking of TV shows I am obsessed with, Kit Harington (who plays Jon Snow) says the fourth season will feature lots of sex and death, so you know, more of the usual. [Evil Beet Gossip] Keep reading »

Norman Reedus Emotes, Holds Prosthetic Penis

Norman Reedus Emotes, Holds Prosthetic Penis
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Amelia's tit tattoo apology to the actor Norman Reedus. Read More »

Rabid Reedus fan base, REJOICE! Terry Richardson, clever pervtographer that he is, got “The Walking Dead”‘s sexiest zombie killer to pose for a photograph while holding the prosthetic penis from “Django Unchained.” You can see the full NSFW pic after the jump. [Terry's Diary] Keep reading »

Sofia Vergara Gets The Terry Treatment

  • Add Sofia Vergara to the list of celebs photographed by perv-tographer Terry Richardson! See more photos at the link. [Celebuzz]
  • That mom who left her kids in the car so she could attend a Lil Wayne concert has some competition in the bad parenting departing. Meet the woman who, upon being busted shoplifting, tossed her baby at a police officer. [Huffington Post]
  • Dianna Agron has released a touching statement about her friend and “Glee” costar, Cory Monteith, who died this past weekend of a drug overdose. [Socialite Life]
  • Now there’s cheating in rhythmic gymnastics?! [Newser] Keep reading »
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