Fashion Photographer Terry Richardson Banned From 'Vogue' Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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According to an email which was circulated within Condé Nast International group, stated that the company will no longer be associated with the 52-year-old photographer.

In an internal message issued on Monday morning, James Woolhouse, the publisher's executive vice-president and chief operating officer, also instructed his staff to "kill" any shoots featuring the 52-year-old USA photographer's work yet to be published.

A Condé Nast source tells PEOPLE that the email was aimed at global titles in the company, and Vogue U.S. has not worked with Richardson in about eight years.

Prolific fashion photographer Terry Richardson, whose work has appeared on the pages of most major magazines, is reportedly banned from working with brands owned by Condé Nast.

At the weekend, a United Kingdom newspaper asked why the 52-year-old was still being "feted by fashionistas" in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations.

In the result of overall sexual manhandle claims including assault against Hollywood maker Harvey Weinstein, the restriction on Richardson has now stretched out to properties crosswise over Condé Nast International, the Daily Telegraph revealed Monday.

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It is believed to have been sent by the firm's executive vice president James Woolhouse.

In spite of years of allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Richardson, the photographer has been tied to some of the most important cultural figures of the last two decades - both in- and outside of the world of fashion.

Work that has already been commissioned by the photographer should be "killed or substituted with other material", thus completely blocking Richardson out of their publications. Several models from the Model Alliance (a not-for-profit organization that supports models' rights) backed the woman (known only as "Anna"), telling The Huffington Post that Richardson, "will ask you to take your clothes off at the casting, and in some cases, [to] give him sexual favors".

Richardson is yet to publicly respond to the move.

He also directed Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball video, and has taken non-sexual portraits of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. "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", he said. New York Magazine also published accusations against Richardson along with an interview with Richardson denying them.

Richardson's work is known in the industry as sexually explicit, The Telegraph noted.

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