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In the great fashion industry tradition of ignoring the alleged abuse of young women, photographer Terry Richardson's career faces no slowdown—he's just shot an editorial for Vogue Paris. It's not just a French thing either—since the scandal and allegations broke, Richardson has also shot model Doutzen Kroes for American Vogue. The alleged abuse of young models by powerful men in the fashion industry is nothing new—remember Michael Gross' 1996 book Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women and the 1999 BBC documentary chronicling abuses of underage girls (as young as 13-years old!) by major agencies? And here we are, year after year, debating the girls' weights. There are other issues in the model industry that need to be brought to the table. [The Cut]