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New ladyblog the Gloss scored a coup with this disturbing story about what it's really like to be photographed by hipster auteur Terry Richardson. Remember Dov Charney's infamous interview with Jane magazine? Imagine if Dov had asked the Jane reporter to join in.
There's really no delicate way to describe the writer's experience with "Uncle Terry," as he asked her to call him. As a 19-year-old college student, she posted nude for Richardson twice. The first time was fine, other than the whole "Uncle Terry" factor. The second time, he asked if he could play with her tampon. Then he got naked, revealing what is apparently quite an impressive piece of photo equipment. And then, in between name-dropping Maggie Gyllenhaal and Billy Crudup, he requested a handjob. (If reading this paragraph makes you want to take a shower, imagine how we felt writing it.)
Richardson didn't respond to the Gloss's requests for comment. He might still be feeling the sting from last week, when model Rie Rasmussen chewed him out at a Paris Fashion Week party, accusing him of exploiting young girls. According to Rasmussen, he responded by fleeing the party and calling her agency to complain. But back in 2004 he defended his methods by saying, "I don't like to exploit anybody. Everyone has fun on my shoots."
· Terry Richardson Is Really Creepy: One Model's Story [The Gloss]
· Model snaps at fashion fotog [Page Six]