Yesterday afternoon, model Emma J. Ackerton posted a screengrab of her phone to her Twitter account: "If i can fuck you i will book you in ny for a.shoot for Vogue," read the displayed message from a Facebook user named Terry Richardson (pictured right).
Over the past few years, allegations against the fashion photographer have become an Internet mainstay; most tFS readers are probably aware of Richardson's creepy "Uncle Terry" reputation and the small army of models who have spoken out against his literally dickish creative process.
Based on all the previous allegations against him, Richardson isn't neccessarily "above" this kind of behavior and we wouldn't think it were "out of character" for him to offer some young model a career-making photoshoot in exchange for sex. But does Terry really seem stupid enough to leave such a blatant digital trail?
“This is obviously a fake. Terry did not send this text,” said Candice Marks, a representative for Richardson, speaking with Buzzfeed.
TheWrap.com reached a US Vogue spokesperson for comment: “We have no plans to work with him in the future," said communications director Hildy Kuryk.
Richardson's work last appeared in the American fashion magazine in the June 2010 issue, for an accessories story starring top model Doutzen Kroes.