Terry Richardson says he is innocent and has not sexually abused anyone and has also not slept with Lindsay Lohan! Controversy and celebrity photographer Terry Richardson go hand in hand. The middle-aged photographer, who is famous for clicking nude and vulgar pictures of many celebrities including Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Paris Hilton has also been accused of sexual harassment multiple times from various young models.
However, in a recent interview with New York magazine, the shutterbug says that all these allegations against him are actually baseless and false, including the one with an affair with much younger Lindsay Lohan.
"Somehow she said we spent a romantic night making love at the Chateau Marmont,which never happened. Then, on the internet, people are like, 'He did this and that.' But it's totally untrue," Terry revealed to the magazine.
The 48-year-old says that he does not repent doing anything that he has done in life but believes that they same cannot be true for his subjects.
"I don't have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don't ever want someone to feel like that," Richardson told the mag. "It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that's also nothing to do with me. Then don't do pictures like that again...I'm okay with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing."
The shutterbug, who usually shoots erotic pictures of celebs for Harpers Bazaar and GQ magazine, goes on to elaborate that he has never done a photo shoot alone with a female model and has always been accompanied by assistants and helpers in his studio.
"It was never just me and a girl ever. It was always assistants, or other people around, or girls brought friends over to hang out," Richardson revealed to the magazine adding that he never does drugs or indulges in alcohol while working. All the energy he gets to work is purely from his passion and love for his job.
"There was energy, it was fun, it was exciting, making these strong images, and that's what it was. People collaborating and exploring sexuality and taking pictures," said the photographer who has famously directed the Miley Cyrus' naked anthem "Wrecking Ball" in 2013. Read his full interview here.