Latest Terry Richardson Accusation Proven Fake, Clearly This Guy Has 9 Lives
Famed photographer and alleged sexual predator Terry Richardson has something to celebrate today. Reportedly, the Facebook message that was sent to Emma Appleton on Sunday, in which the 48-year-old Richardson supposedly offered the British model a Vogue photo shoot in exchange for sex, was sent from a fake account. Theo Yedinsky, a digital forensic expert hired by Richardson's team, proved Thursday that the message came from an "unverified page" registered under a "random gmail account." This information has been confirmed by Facebook and the account in question has since been deleted.
Jeez, talk about a man with nine lives.
Despite the growing number of sexual abuse allegations mounting against Richardson, he always seems to emerge on the other side relatively unscathed. While Vogue has distanced themselves from the photographer since the Appleton scandal, telling US Weekly that they "have no plans to work with him in the future" (which is promising), the horror stories about Richardson, which have been surfacing since at least 2010, haven't stopped him from booking shoots with major celebrities like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus. I just don't understand.
Thus far, Richardson has been able to dodge every indictment that has come his way. It makes my skin crawl and my blood boil, and if I'm this upset, I can't even imagine how the victims of his alleged abuse must be feeling. In a way, I'm almost glad that this most recent incident has been proven false — I wouldn't want Richardson to finally be taken down by a phony scheme, only to be vindicated a short time later. Numerous women have come forward to expose the abuse and harassment that models have allegedly been subjected to at the hands of Richardson, and sooner or later, I have to believe that something's going to stick.
If he is indeed guilty, eventually his luck, which is the only word I can think of to accurately describe his baffling ability to evade these accusations, will run out.