Fashion

Photographer Terry Richardson reportedly under investigation for sex crimes by NYPD

Several models have publicly accused him of sexual misconduct.

Fashion photographer Terry Richardson is being investigated by the NYPD in relation to allegations of sexual assault, the New York Post reports.

According to The Post "detectives in the Special Victims Unit" are trying to track down some of the 52-year-old's to alleged victims after a "number of women" came forward to complain about their dealings with Richardson.

According to one of their sources, police were specifically seeking out victims who had been named in the media.

Models Jamie Peck, Caron Bernstein, Lindsay Jones, Rie Rasmussen, Charlotte Waters, Gabriela Johansson, and Anna del Gaizo have all made public allegations against of sexual misconduct against Richardson, all of which he denies.

Whispers about Terry's on-set antics first made headlines in 2014 when model Jamie Peck penned an essay labeling him a "predator".

Richardson, who is known for his highly sexualised aesthetic, has had an illustrious career; he's shot with almost every big name of the past 10 years and even snapped portraits of Barack Obama.

But since more and more women come out to claim sexual impropriety against him he's had a fall from grace and more and more brands and publications have blacklisted him. Richardson is banned from working with the likes of Valentino, Bulgari, Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and GQ.

Richardson has denied all the allegations and claims the women's stories are "hate-filled and libellous".

"I collaborated with consenting adult women who were fully aware of the nature of the work and, as is typical with any project, everyone signed releases," he said in a previous statement. "I have never used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do."