I had hoped to be done with this.
Each of us makes our choices in what we tolerate and don't tolerate. I find "Uncle Terry's" behavior reprehensible.
If you share that opinion, there is a change.org petition that has been started which you can sign https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/big-brands-stop-using-alleged-sex-offender-pornographic-terry-richardson-as-your-photographer
I am appalled at those who want to blame the victims. But, I know they have lots of company. For centuries, victims have been blamed when they have been abused. Even today, in some countries rape victims are considered somehow at fault.
If you have never been subjected to workplace harassment you really have no idea what you are talking about. I know, because in the early 2000s I was targeted by a mentally unstable supervisor who systematically identified people and destroyed their careers.
I was lucky, because I had a transferable skill set, a well-established work record, and the maturity that comes with more than 30 years of experience in the workforce. And, of course, I am a white man, which still comes with certain advantages in the workforce that women and persons of color have yet to be granted.
Still, it was an experience that I wouldn't wish on anyone. It helped destroy a marriage, derailed my career at a major multinational corporation, impacted my lifetime earning power, had significant financial repercussions and forced me to leave a job I enjoyed and was good at. Not to mention the mental toll it takes on a person. It was, to say the least, an eye opening experience because I finally got a tiny, tiny taste of what many people go through their entire lives – targeted simply for who they are.
Whether it is blacks, Jews, gays, native Americans, Hispanics, immigrants or any of thousands of other classes of people throughout history, you can see the same basic patterns of denial and blame-the-victims that has been playing out in this thread.
Certainly models, being young and often beautiful, may not generate much sympathy as victims. But, that is one of the things that makes it so easy for people like "Uncle Terry" to victimize them.
For some to suggest that their daughters would not submit to such harassment...well...I hope you never have to find out. Unfortunately, your words show you are also teaching them that it is their fault if they find themselves in such a situation and are so trapped that they have no choice but to submit or abandon their career.
That's not the kind of workplace I want for my daughters and that's why I will always stand against vermin like Mr. Richardson.