Petition Against 'Pornographic' Photographer Terry Richardson

A petition has been gathering speed to end all brand association with celebrity photographer Terry Richardson after allegations of sexual misconduct.

So far there are over 3,000 signatures on the petition. There's also a healthy tirade of angry messages directed at Richardson with many showing support for the woman that have spoken out against him.

The 48 year old New Yorker is no stranger to the kinkier side of photography. Known for a debauch personal life of drug use, sexual deviance and schizophrenia, it has now been revealed the full extent of his allegedly explicit and inappropriate sexual behaviour towards female models on fashion shoots.

Terry's latest directorial controversy came with Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball music video, which gained 10s of millions of hits in just a few hours and features the young starlet naked and making highly suggestive motions with some conveniently located building materials.

Yet the racy portrayal of a willing subject seems to be the least of his worries. Several other high profile female celebs have now raised allegations of disgusting mistreatment from the snapper – often with him whipping out his own “snapper” during shoots.

Having worked for and befriended the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Sky Ferreria and 30 Seconds to Mars, he stands to lose contracts with fashion bible Vogue, high street retailers H & M, Mango and Supreme.

But it is the accusations from supermodels that have everyone up in arms. Danish supermodel Rie Rasmussen reportedly confronted Richardson in Paris. “He abuses his position! The industry is too afraid to say no because their agency booked models on the job who are too young to stand up for themselves," said Rasmussen. "I told him, 'What you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only fuck girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue.'"

Her bravery in speaking out did not go unnoticed and another model, Jamie Peck shared her experience on a shoot with him 6 years ago, where she was asked to strip naked despite strong objections, made to witness as the man himself shimmied into his birthday suit, “waggling the biggest dick I'd ever seen dangerously close to my unclothed person” and “ maneuvered over to a couch in his studio, where he strongly suggested I touch his terrifying penis."

His photography may be artful, but when the line between art and abuse is crossed, something has to be done.

If you are interested the petition link is below: