NYPD Investigating Terry Richardson for Sexual Assault

And the comeuppances keep on coming. Terry Richardson, fashion’s Rasputin-like, camera-toting bridge troll, is officially under investigation for sexual assault by the NYPD, according to The New York Daily News.

The paper is reporting that Richardson is “the focus of a new investigation by the NYPD’s Special Victims Squad… [following] a Dec. 15 cover story in The News detailing new allegations of sexual assault against the 52-year-old former fashion industry star.”

Besides the essential guarantee that this entire ordeal will ultimately be memorialized on an episode of Law & Order: SVU, this one now stands as one of the first #metoo cases that could actually lead to criminal charges.

“Multiple women confirmed [last Tuesday] that investigators from the elite unit have reached out in recent weeks, asking for sit-down meetings regarding the lurid lensman.”

The allegations are startling (and too NSFW to print here), and — if true — paint a terrifying picture of the closed door, under-policed culture of fashion photography.

Richardson, for his part, “has consistently argued all his sexual interactions with models were consensual.”

You can read more about it at The New York Daily News.

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