Because words speak louder than gross pictures and first-hand accounts from victims, New York magazine is rumored to be running a cover story absolving Terry Richardson of all those sexual violation claims.
A “source” has told Jezebel that Richardson will sit down with a New York‘s Benjamin Wallace — Ben Wallace-Wells was originally named, though he has classily denied involvement by way tweeting a link to Johnny Cash and June Carter’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe” — and basically say his accusers are full of shit.
“He has convinced the editors that he is innocent,” the tipster says. “The girls have no idea that they are going to be the losers.”
Richardson has been a renowned creep since he debuted, among shots of anonymous models sucking him off, a photo of his intern going down on him from inside a trash can while wearing a diamond “Slut” tiara at an #Art show in 2004. But in the last decade more and more young models have been coming out with horrifying recounts of shoots Richardson intended to keep more on the d-low — ones involving unsolicited requests for tampon tea, ball-squeezing, and jacking off into faces.
Richardson spoke out against the allegations for the first time in March via an exclusive letter to Page Six, slamming the claims as “false” and “hate-filled,” and likening them to an ” emotionally-charged witch hunt.”
If these rumors are true, the article won’t only refute all the allegations made by young girls — it will also be totally pointless, unless the point is for Richardson to again align himself with Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton. Here’s what’s likely to be this story’s golden nugget anyway, in case you just cannot wait for this gripping exposé:
Did you do it?
Maybe the next issue can feature a tell-all from Monica Lewinsky.
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