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The latest allegation against fashion photographer Terry Richardson — that he tries to get girls to fuck him in exchange for promoting their careers — doesn't seem terribly surprising, given that he's had that accusation leveled against him more than Dov Charney, and, well, he's a creep.
What is new, however, is this new transcript of an IM conversation, which allegedly took place between Richardson and the model in question. He is surprisingly blunt about his intentions. The account comes from Felice Fawn, who blogged and Tweeted aobut it yesterday, and then deleted both, because she said she feared the backlash. Here's a longish portion of the conversation:
Felice Fawn: Hey there Terry.
Terry Richardson: hi there!
Felice Fawn: Thanks for your message, I'm flattered!
Terry Richardson: dont be, just doing my job
Felice Fawn: :)
Terry Richardson: do you happen to have a recent pict from you, a link, so i can see it before i offer something
Felice Fawn: Sure - www.felicefawn.com/model
Felice Fawn: The first set of images are from like, 2 days ago.
Terry Richardson: special look, congrats
Felice Fawn: Wow, thank you!
Terry Richardson: your age?
Felice Fawn: I'm 22
Felice Fawn: As of early March
Terry Richardson: looking 17, is good!
Felice Fawn: :D
Felice Fawn: Yeah most people say I look young!
Terry Richardson: can you handle open and direct talk?
Felice Fawn: How do you mean?
Terry Richardson: straight to the point, no ping pong
Felice Fawn: Oh right haha, yeah yeah
Terry Richardson: modelling is more then only a pretty face
Felice Fawn: Yeah of course
Terry Richardson: but most models do know how things go behind the scenes to get the fame
Terry Richardson: do you?
Felice Fawn: Maybe not, so tell me?
Terry Richardson: easy and simple, like i said, i am used to talk daily about it with the other models, it is sex drugs and rock & roll
Terry Richardson: dont tell me you do not know this
Felice Fawn: Yes I am aware, but I don't do drugs and I certainly wont suck dick for fame.
Terry Richardson: thanks for the chat and wish you all the best, since there is only one real way for fame
Felice Fawn: Are you really Terry Richardson?
Terry Richardson: yes
Terry Richardson: who else i am, this account is connected with my ID and IP address
Terry Richardson: why the question?
Felice Fawn: Well you're obviously incredibly renowned for your work, so I just count myself incredibly lucky to be contacted by you.
Felice Fawn: So thanks again for your compliments.
Terry Richardson: dont be, i am a pervert like the rest in fashion
Felice Fawn: Good on you for being so blunt about it though.
Felice Fawn: Most people don't have the balls.
Terry Richardson: like i said, daily 20 models do offer me to fuck them for fame and all others i know in fashion also fuck around
Felice Fawn: Well I'm not like that I'm afraid.
Terry Richardson: but, would have shot you and published you for sure, but no prob
The whole thing is, as of yet, unproven — and without anything other than an unverifiable transcript, nothing will come of it. But still, women of the world, when a guy tells you he wants you to come over to he his house and take pictures of you naked, uh, think of this.