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Stylist Leslie Lessin Reportedly Identified as Terry Richardson’s Perv-Enabling Assistant

Model Enriko Mihalik and photographer Terry Richardson pose during the creation of the new 2010 Pirelli calendar / Image: Getty

Model Enriko Mihalik and photographer Terry Richardson pose during the creation of the new 2010 Pirelli calendar / Image: Getty

It's been a busy week in the pervy world of Terry Richardson: 1) An anonymous model shared a disturbing account on Reddit, describing her experiences posing for Richardson as a 19-year-old art student; 2) She then came forward publicly with her story, identifying herself as Charlotte Waters, now a 24-year-old nurse's assistant living in Los Angeles; 3) Richardson responded to the allegations with a statement which ran in The New York Post — "absent my voice in the conversation, all that remain are the lies," he explained.

And now, the story continues: online publication Vocativ reports that it has identified the female assistant who is said to have been on-set with Waters throughout her shoot. If you have been following this story, you will remember her as the woman who allegedly photographed Waters while Richardson ejaculated into the model's eyes. Her name is reportedly Leslie Lessin. According to her online portfolio, as a stylist and fashion editor, Lessin has worked extensively with Richardson; most recently, the duo photographed Miley Cyrus for Harper's Bazaar

In addition to Charlotte Waters, Jamie Peck (one of the first models to speak out against Richardson) has placed Lessin on-set during her shoot with the Richardson. 

“He also had these two male assistants there,” Peck told Vocativ over the phone. “But I remember Lessin as being very gung ho about everything. She was encouraging me the whole way, like isn’t this fun? Isn’t this cool? Everything is A-OK.”

You can read the full story here: “How Does Leslie Lessin Sleep at Night?” Unmasking Terry Richardson’s Partner in Perv

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