Called the 'Harvey Weinstein of fashion,' Terry Richardson reportedly banned from Condé Nast amid sexual harassment claims

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Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson has reportedly been banned from working with various fashion magazines as claims of sexual allegations against him have resurfaced.

The 52-year-old famed photographer -- who has previously worked with designers like Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, and publications such as Glamour, GQ and Vogue -- has been accused of sexually abusing models throughout his career.

Just last week, the Sunday Times published an article calling Richardson the "Harvey Weinstein of Fashion." The article questioned why the photographer was still so coveted by the industry, despite his behavior being an "open secret."

Models have come forward with a slew of allegations against the photographer, claiming he coerced them into sex in exchange for work and pressured them to perform sexual acts during photoshoots. Richardson's actions may have gone on for "nearly a decade."

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In 2014, when some of the allegations first surfaced, Richardson took to the Huffington Post to dispel the rumors: "When these allegations resurfaced over the past few months, they seemed especially vicious and distorted, moving outside the realm of critical dialogue and becoming nothing more than an emotionally-charged witch hunt."

In response to these new allegations, COO of Condé Nast International James Woolhouse sent out an email requiring any of Richardson's pre-published works should be "killed or substituted." While Vogue hasn't worked with Richardson "in about 8 years," the "blacklist" applies to Condé's various publications.

A representative for Richardson reached out to BuzzFeed to address the matters, claiming the photographer was "disappointed" with the resurfacing allegations.

"Terry is disappointed to hear about this email especially because he has previously addressed these old stories," the statement read. He is an artist who has been known for his sexually explicit work so many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually," the representative said to BuzzFeed News.

Some of Richardson's more notable works include Miley Cyrus' controversially naked "Wrecking Ball" music video, Kylie Jenner's 2017 calendar and a nude Rita Ora magazine cover.

Many took to Twitter to slam not only Richardson, but the industry as well for its knowledge of his actions.