Posted in music on June 26, 2014

Terry Richardson & Sky Ferreira & Daft Punk & Tyler the Creator
Terry Richardson
Terry Richardson
Terry Richardson

Infamous photographer Terry Richardson was the subject of a cover story on last week's issue of New York Magazine titled "Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?" Since the article ran, a lot of models who have worked with Richardson have spoken out -- both for and against him. He shot Miley Cyrus you may remember and directed a Lady Gaga video starring R. Kelly that never got finished but created a firestorm of controversy when TMZ leaked footage from it.

Miley's tour-mate Sky Ferreira (no stranger to inappropriate behavior), who has been photographed by Richardson many times (he also directed her "Red Lips" video), took to Facebook today to defend the photographer. An excerpt:

I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control. This was before I was "famous". Allegations are one thing but completely blaming the director isn't fair aka the Lady Gaga video. It doesn't matter if you want to be a "role model" or not, it's your responsibility to be AWARE of what you're doing. When you're making & selling pop music for 14 year olds that is just a straight up fact. I'm not against/doubting people that have said they've encountered things with him (it's not my place to say so) but the media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R-Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing. If she wants to do it is HER choice. Whether I agree with it or not. I'm REALLY insulted that my work is somehow getting dragged into this mess (this is the only place I can actually write about this). Terry has only been a supportive & caring friend to me for a long time. I actually find the whole thing upsetting & have for a while. To say I support sexual abuse beyond hurts me.
This is not the first time Sky used Facebook to write a long defense related to one of her videos. You can read the whole thing below.

In semi-related news, American Apparel founder Dov Charney was ousted from the CEO position by it's board of directors for "ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct."

Catch Sky live later this summer at the Surf Lodge in Montauk.

Read Sky's full post about Terry Richardson (with the video he directed), below...

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Sky Ferreira - Red Lips (directed by Terry Richardson)

As someone who has worked very closely with Terry Richardson on many many many occasions since I was 17 years old I would like to say... from my OWN personal experience: I have never been forced or manipulated into anything. I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control. This was before I was "famous". Allegations are one thing but completely blaming the director isn't fair aka the Lady Gaga video. It doesn't matter if you want to be a "role model" or not, it's your responsibility to be AWARE of what you're doing. When you're making & selling pop music for 14 year olds that is just a straight up fact. I'm not against/doubting people that have said they've encountered things with him (it's not my place to say so) but the media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R-Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing. If she wants to do it is HER choice. Whether I agree with it or not. I'm REALLY insulted that my work is somehow getting dragged into this mess (this is the only place I can actually write about this). Terry has only been a supportive & caring friend to me for a long time. I actually find the whole thing upsetting & have for a while. To say I support sexual abuse beyond hurts me. I've experienced it from a very early age until I was 16 years old & have been VERY vocal about it. I am a feminist & work with foundations globally w/ children & women that are victims of sexual abuse. I fight for it every day. To discredit me because I'm friends of someone or my music videos/photos make you feel certain way is YOUR problem. Not mine. Your opinion of someone doesn't make them who they are. The media & the fucking peanut gallery/trolls on the internet can paint any picture they want of you. They never have the full details. They can manipulate & project an image/persona that benefits them. There are lots of details that we DON'T know about it. There are many reasons & FACTS why I support Terry Richardson that media (basically) refuses to acknowledge. I am NOT saying the women who have publicly spoken are at fault or wrong or lying. I hope they get help. I'm disgusted that people use pain for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. If it were up to the world I would be a racist/heroin addict manufactured robot. Which I'm far from either of those things. Before you judge people off of some article you read off a newspaper or some blog just remember: They are selling you something. The story is to benefit them somehow. It's only half truth. If that.Basically if one more person has the nerve to ask/tell me that I've fucked Terry Richardson, I will slit their fucking throat. I had a topless album cover. So fucking what? I don't necessarily expect people to understand why I did it or like it. The fact that I still have to explain myself or be publicly shamed every time I speak to a journalist about it EIGHT months later is disturbing. Also, if I was using my "tits" to sell anything, my body is worth more than any cash on the entire planet. Not to mention most musicians don't MAKE ANY money off of fucking sales. There's a lot more damage being done to the world than the female body. Get a grip.

-Sky Ferreira

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Comments (81)

the herpes crew

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:30 PM

"Basically if one more person has the nerve to ask/tell me that I've fucked Terry Richardson, I will slit their fucking throat.

...[three sentences later]...

Get a grip."

word.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:39 PM

Her, Terry Richardson, and her boyfriend need to OD on those decks already.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:43 PM

Terry Richardson confirmed deck user

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:46 PM

Let's get back to Grimes please

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:48 PM

'that should be enough dollar signs!' - Sky Ferreira on coke

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:50 PM

Dude tried to pick up my girlfriend once. I came over and gave him the it's time to go look, and he slinked away. GF said he was a creep.

If there is smoke, there is fire. Dude is a sleaze.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:52 PM

What a complete non-sensical rambling mess.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 4:57 PM

Did she suck his decks?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:05 PM

How has someone not broken this no-talent hack's jaw yet?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:07 PM

Like 5 women have come forward already. Sky Ferreira is a fucking enabler. No wonder Mr. Decks is into her.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:10 PM

What a piece of shit video. This dude is nothing but Marc Jacob's little puppet.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:14 PM

So we can assume sky isn't the pervs type. Don't blame the perv for that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:22 PM

Post city stuff.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 26, 2014 5:23 PM

That writing style is worse than Sacher's!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:30 PM

You've been outed 5:23. Have some self respect, kid. Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:34 PM

Trying to drum up press for her quickly forgotten shit sandwich eh?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:44 PM

"AS IF!"

-the title of Sky Ferreira's first record

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:46 PM

This point and click fraud is one one of the biggest poseurs in NYC.

Of course, he abuses his position of power to pray on women.

This has been known for a loooooong time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 5:52 PM

RIP Terry Richards.

Accomplished and well respected stuntman.

The guy who brought a sword to a knife fight in Raiders.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:03 PM

I mean to a gun fight lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:04 PM

here are the pics (NSFW): http://imisstheoldterry-acopy.tumblr.com

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:09 PM

it's over for this dude. the lesson is, never underestimates young women's desire for fame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:21 PM

Exactly how many people need to come out and say this dude is a creep? The fact that she's defending him just shows that she's an idiot. Dude does have a huge dick though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:22 PM

There is no defense for this guys photography.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:24 PM

Why is he always showing his dick again??

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:24 PM

*prey 5:52

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:45 PM

5:10 nailed it. Sky Ferreira IS a fucking enabler. She should be ashamed of herself.

I guess all these smoke and mirrors, downtown frauds, need to stick together.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:46 PM

Just means she like sucking his dick. Truth.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:49 PM

Terry Richardson is almost 50 years old. If you really think about it, dude has a pretty sad life.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:50 PM

6:49 I know, right? And he 26 years older than her. He's a creep, and she's an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 6:53 PM

Creep hack.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:13 PM

As long as this dude keeps uploading slo-mo videos of Kate Upton dancing in a bikini, he's alright by me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:17 PM

Why didn't this guy just get into porn?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

6:22: "Dude does have a huge dick though."

Ah, the perfect counterargument for everything.

Attorney: "Your Honor, while my client did indeed take an ounce of meth, rob five convenience stores, and blow up a car. But..."

Judge: "But...?:

Attorney: "Dude does have a huge dick though."

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:48 PM

Terry better have saved some $. He`s done.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 7:57 PM

Sky Ferreira isn't that bright. She really doesn't get it. This isn't about a prudish rejection of sex or the female body, it's about a predator abusing his power.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 8:59 PM

Would

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:58 PM

Whatever, everyone loves a witch hunt. everyone loves jumping on hate wagons. Who is to say what is and isn't true and based off the sordid, often dim types of clientele he takes on, who gives a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 10:59 PM

^yeah way to defend these stand up human beings.

Can you imagine Terry Richardson kicking his bullshit to a woman his own age? They'd laugh in his face.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:08 PM

I work in the fashion industry. (nothing glamorous, I'm a tech guy). There is a reason the fashion industry is 99% women and gay dudes. It's like crack to young chicks. They will do anything to try and get a leg up. Richardson is a dirt bag. Straight up. He's like that 25 year old guy who goes back to his high school parking lot to hit on chicks. He's an immature, insecure, menace. If anyone, ever, needs to be shut down it's this dude.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:22 PM

dude's dick isn't that big...he aint got shit

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:34 PM

"There is nothing sadder than an aging hipster"

-Lenny Bruce

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:34 PM

10:59, 4:52 here. I don't need to believe the press, or SF or anyone else. I experienced it first hand. Dude came up to my, at the time, very young girlfriend on the street. I was in a bodega buying cigs. Apparently, he was all like, "Do you know who I am, you're beautiful, have you ever thought of being a model" etc. Dude was being real aggressive, and laying it on thick. When I came out and squared my shoulders to him, and made it very clear that I didn't care about him, his fame, or his little fashion world, he got real passive real quick. He was just this slimy little nerd. Dude is like a pimp at the bus station praying on runaways. Fuck him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:47 PM

Hey 8:59, fucking newsflash: No one "abuses their power" if you don't fucking GIVE IN TO IT.

But hey, Victimized America makes the best memoirs/Barbara Walters interviews, RITE?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2014 11:57 PM

^yeah, 18-25 year old naive starry eyed chicks make great decisions.

Not illegal, but certainly predatorial.

And it's not like he's their peer. He's almost 50 years old.

That's he made it this far, and done it for this long, is a real badge of the honor for the fashion industry.

I feel the same way about sleazes like Bryan Singer.

And as an artist, he makes dudes like Harmony Korine and the late Dash Snow seem talented in comparison. And that's real REAL hard to do.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:04 AM

pyramid scheme pussy.

you had a good run, but your done son.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:14 AM

^"you're", but hahah. The Bernie Madoff of trim.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:20 AM

"To say I support sexual abuse beyond hurts me."

Yes. Yes, you absolutely do.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:35 AM

Is this that one Weezer bassist who quit back in the OG days or something

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:55 AM

Porsche Piwis Tester II with CF30 Laptop Is the most extensive porsche diagnostic tools

Posted by porsche piwis | June 27, 2014 6:30 AM

test

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:23 AM

That Facebook post has the emotional level of a high-school teenager confused about the moral order in society and what's right and wrong, ending up blaming everyone around her but herself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:25 AM

http://www.styleite.com/features/a-horrifying-timeline-of-terry-richardson-allegations-from-trash-cans-to-tampon-tea/

Just a few of the allegations.

Guy is a total creep and sexual predator. Takes young, naive women trying to make it in a competitive business and manipulates them into doing things to his decrepit dick. There is nothing artistic about any of it. He's just a piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 10:38 AM

There is a reason boss' aren't allowed to sleep with their subordinates. There is a reason professors aren't allowed to sleep with their students.

Sky sounds stupid. She's wrong. Period.

The fashion industry should be ashamed of themselves for enabling this sleaze.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:05 AM

Terry Richardson really ought to be prosecuted for sexual assault. A case could definitely be made. Sky Ferreira is just another women he is using. It's sad that she is too dim to realize this. Anyone know who his management is? They really deserve full credit here as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:24 AM

11:47, I hope you were also 'very young' at the time

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 11:48 AM

Have you post city boyz ever heard of making a citizen'z arrest? Go ahead and take him down.

Why are you alwayz waiting for the #1's?

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 27, 2014 12:02 PM

Vivian girls are reuniting!

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:09 PM

Terry's way past his sell-by date as a city boy. He needs mummify his decaying dick and retire with the post city boyz. It's just sad, really.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:13 PM

Sky Ferreira is controlled by fashion designer Marc Jacobs. He and Terry are long time friends. Jacobs got many well paying contracts for Terry. He supports him. Jacobs wants to control the entire media. He has great influence on Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and more. Read the truth at: styleangelique blogspot

Posted by skyeee | June 27, 2014 12:17 PM

Doesn't Marc Jacobs have a chicken hawk past as well?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 12:31 PM

11:48 ha, at the time she was 20 and I was 22. In retrospect, I sort of wish I punched the guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:05 PM

Next season on True Detective ...

2 detectives in LA focus in on a semi famous fashion photographer who is alleged to have serial molested a collection of girls and boys

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:15 PM

Really interesting New York Magazine profile - includes that Terry Richardson's father was a famous fashion photographer in the sixties, left Terry's mother for a 17-year-old Anjelica Houston, his mother slept with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, and in general were terrible parents.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:18 PM

No worse than Bill Clinton.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:19 PM

^^Actually, way the fuck worse than anything any crazy Republican ever even accused Clinton.

This guy basically has a two-tier shooting policy. If the model is famous or connected, then its "arty". If the model is a nobody, then its rape-y.


Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:38 PM

Sky, I don't know if you read this. If you do, the thing we want to know is, did you fuck Terry Richardson?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:47 PM

^Oh, and like a mouse to cheese here's crazy eyes Libutard right on cue, trying to re-write history again, the same way he tries to convince himself that a Y chromosome doesn't really matter as long as you feel female. AIN'T THAT RIGHT, HILLBILLY BOY?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 1:47 PM

Libutards love to pretend that Clinton wasn't an adulterer, that Terry Richardson is an artist, and that John Wayne Gacy was just badly misunderstood. Oh, and don't forget the Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus. And that Marxism works.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:00 PM

Actually, Bill Clinton had a wife and young daughter, and it was on taxpayers' time, so it's actually worse, in my opinion. Same power dynamics at play.

Not trolling, just perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:00 PM

lol @ becoming an argument about Bill Clinton.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:07 PM

Doesn't everyone think Clinton is a sleaze?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:11 PM

LOL at Bill Clinton, champion of women's causes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:13 PM

dude likes to rock out with his cock out, what the beeg deal?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 2:35 PM

I thought they were talking about Terry Nichols at first. I got the two Terry's confused.

Posted by E.L. Fudge | June 27, 2014 3:22 PM

Foot Fetish Crazy Eyes Grammar Fag Buckeye Shrimper Angry Lefty Guy

LOL thanks for the memories

You can tell them at Gawker how we were all sad to see you go

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 3:42 PM

5:07 - No matter how much of an "untalented hack" they are, you shouldn't hit girls.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2014 6:19 PM

Terry Richardson.... nevernude?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2014 7:25 AM

i don't get this chicks appeal at all, does anyone really think she is good looking?

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2014 1:00 PM

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