Last week's explosive allegations about Terry Richardson's conduct with young models on his photo-shoots seemed to have died down in recent days.
Now industry heavyweight Marc Jacobs - who has modelled for Richardson on a number of occasions - has stepped up to defend the photographer. Talking to the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog, the designer said 'I’ve worked with Terry and Terry has asked me to do some crazy things. I know that those pictures will exist if I do them. But I’m a big boy and I can say no.'
But Jacobs suggested there was a need to more closely monitor what takes place on photoshoots, 'if a girl is underage, maybe the girl’s agent or chaperon should be present on the shoot. That’s the hard part. Who’s to blame or who’s to watch?'.
The blame issue may still be up for debate. But one thing is for sure; there's going to be a lot more people watching Terry from now on... [nymag]