June 26, 2014


Sky Ferreira Defends Controversial Photographer Terry Richardson

Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images
Andy Sheppard/Redferns via Getty Images

Sky Ferreira has come to the defense of embattled fashion photographer Terry Richardson. Within the last three months, numerous models accused Richardson of sexual harassment, and it was recently alleged that the botched "Do What U Want" video he directed for Lady GagaR. Kelly featured some rape-y scenes.

The rising pop singer took to Facebook and discussed her pre-fame days modeling for 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," she wrote. "I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control."

From there, she dives into a harsh critique of blogs and the media for dragging her name into speculative stories about why Gaga's video was canned. "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)," she said. "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."

The whole thing is worth reading—she even gets into it with one of the Facebook commentors who made a degrading remark to her.