Terry Richardson Responds: “I’m Really Hurt”
Terry Richardson took to his Tumblr-hosted blog on Saturday to address the recent allegations made against him by model Rie Rasmussen, sometime model and writer Jamie Peck, and a host of anonymous industry insiders.
I just want to take a moment to say I’m really hurt by the recent and false allegations of insensitivity and misconduct. I feel fortunate to work with so many extraordinary people each and every day. I’ve always been considerate and respectful of the people I photograph and I view what I do as a real collaboration between myself and the people in front of the camera. To everyone who has embraced and supported me and my work, I am so grateful. Thank you, it means a lot.
Releasing a statement on a Saturday after almost two weeks of silence is a shrewd and savvy PR move, but what’s most interesting is, as a Fashionista commenter pointed out, Richardson seems to have gone through and removed any of the more sexually explicit images from his blog. We scanned through the pages and couldn’t find much either.
What do you think of Richardson’s statement?