says it has no more plans to work with fashion photographer Terry Richardson after a photo of a text message allegedly sent from Richardson to model Emma Appleton spread through Twitter like wildfire Sunday.
The message reads, “If I can f—k you I will book you in NY for a shoot for Vogue
Appleton herself posted the image to Twitter on Sunday afternoon, though she later deleted it and her entire account because she wanted to avoid “abuse and attention.”
The Daily Mail
reports that she further tweeted, “I was like whaat and he said yes or no?”
’s U.S. communications director, Hildy Kuryk, offered this statement to The Wrap
: “The last assignment Terry Richardson had for U.S. Vogue
appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future.”
Richardson’s photos have appeared in other versions of Vogue
more recently, however. Namely, French Vogue
worked with him in February of this year.
A spokeswoman for Richardson, Candice Marks, told BuzzFeed
that the text message was “obviously fake.”
“Terry did not send this text,” she said.
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Allegations of sexual harassment have dogged Richardson over the years. In March, a model, later identified as Charlotte Waters, anonymously posted about a photo shoot with Richardson that came to involve unwanted sexual advances. Other models came forward to share similar stories.
Richardson responded with a piece on The Huffington Post
in which he called those claims “angry Internet crusades” that are “based on lies.”
The message that Richardson allegedly sent to Appleton was apparently sent from a fake Facebook account registered from "a random Gmail account," according to Jezebel
. The account has reportedly been closed.