Model sues photographer Terry Richardson for allegedly r@ping her on camera and selling it as ?art?

Fashion photographer Terry Richardson is being sued by a model who claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her and then placed photos of the attacks in his art book and exhibitions.

The model, Minerva Portillo, alleged in court documents that Richardson gave her a “narcotic” drink in 2004 and took photos while forcing her to “perform oral sex” on him.

During a second photo shoot the following day, Richardson allegedly did the same thing to the Spanish model again.

Portillo claims photos of the assaults appeared in his “Terryworld” exhibition and “Kibosh” art book, which helped make Richardson a star until he was canceled by the fashion industry in 2017 after several models accused him of sexual assault and rape.

Portillo’s lawsuit was filed in New York City the day before the deadline to file claims under the state’s Adult Survivors Act.

Other men charged in the past 24 hours under New York law, which opens a window into old claims outside the statute of limitations, include Axl Rose and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Portillo, who has appeared in magazines including Vogue and Elle and fronted campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Gucci, claims the attacks happened when she was 22.

She had just arrived in the U.S. from Spain and was hired for a photo shoot with Richardson, now 58, the lawsuit states.

When he arrived at Richardson’s studio, Portillo, now 42, claims he was offered a drink and some cocaine.

She refused the drugs but drank the beverage, which contained “an intoxicating or narcotic substance that she did not consent to take,” court documents state.

Portillo began to feel “dizzy, disoriented and without full control of her body.”

The lawsuit states that nine employees arrived on set and Richardson began taking off her top and groping her breasts.

He then allegedly pushed his penis against her buttocks and placed her on her knees.

The suit states: “He pressed his penis to her face and mouth. He forcibly inserted his penis into her mouth and ordered her to perform oral sex on him.”

When Portillo objected, Richardson reportedly kept a level head while his team was “cheering.”

Portillo was later told to sign a document that said the photos “do not depict actual sexually explicit conduct,” even though they did.

The next day, Portillo claims, she was forced by her modeling agency to do another photo shoot and Richardson forced her to perform oral sex on him in a van.

In addition to appearing in the book and exhibits, images of Portillo being sexually assaulted were displayed at the Jeffrey Deitch gallery, the suit says.

Portillo also sued Trump Model Management, former President Donald Trump’s modeling company, which was closed in 2017, and his company DJT Holdings.

Trump Model Management booked Portillo for Richardson’s shoot, the suit says.

The famous photographer was a regular in Hollywood circles, including the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar party, until allegations of sexual misconduct in 2017 led major publishers and advertisers to drop him.

During a pre-filming meeting with Richardson, he wore only a bathrobe, but when she raised the issue with Trump Model Management, she was ignored, court documents allege.

The agency allegedly told her that Richardson’s “behavior was common and that, given Mr. Richardson’s prominence and influence in the industry, Ms.

Portillo seeks unspecified damages for assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress against Richardson and for negligence against Trump Companies.

She is being represented by Sanford Heisler Sharp, the law firm that previously represented Chase Robinson, Robert De Niro’s personal assistant.

Robinson won $1.2 million from the actor earlier this month following an explosive gender discrimination trial in which she claimed he turned her into his “office wife.”

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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