Terry Richardson addresses those sexual assault claims

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Terry Richardson says people accusing him of sexual assault is actually not very nice.

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Terry Richardson wants you to know he's not a creep at all, and that all those girls accusing him of sexual assault are actually just being mean.

The photographer, who's worked with the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lea Michele, spoke to New York magazine, for the aptly named piece: 'Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?'

There's obviously a lot to say, so the interview is very long, but here are the key quotes:

On Emma Appleton accusing him of assault:
"'I'll put you in Vogue.' So corny. Ridiculous. Who talks like that? When people call me a pedophile and fucking bullshit, that's a horrible thing to say about someone."

On sex and drugs:
"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. It was very daytime, no drugs, no alcohol. It was a happening, 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."

On regrets (hint: he has none):
"I don't have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don't ever want someone to feel like that. 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."

On his raunchiest shoot:
'When I was taking those pictures, I was very, like, 'Cool, sounds great, let's do it, great, okay, sure, great, cool, if not, no problem, never do anything you don't want to do, of course, I totally respect that.'"

We're sorry, but we still find him creepy. What do you think? Tweet us @handbagcom



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