Kate Upton Reveals Terry Richardson Released The “Cat Daddy” Video Without Her Knowledge
Kate Upton recently revealed that she was not happy with photographer Terry Richardson after he released the viral “Cat Daddy” video of her in 2012.
Terry Richardson Released “Cat Daddy” Video Without Kate Upton’s Consent
Richardson released the video of a teenaged Upton dancing to “Cat Daddy” in a barely-there string bikini in 2012, and the sexy clip quickly went viral – now three years later, it has over 22 million views on YouTube.
In a recent interview with Vogue, Upton revealed that the viral video was actually released without her consent. At the time, Upton said she was very upset and confronted Richardson. “I was like, ‘That was disrespectful, you could have told me!’”
Upton said she thought the video was just a fun behind-the-scenes bit that would never be released to the public. While she was upset at the time, the super model said that she has since forgiven Richardson. “Now, obviously, it’s fine,” she added.
This anecdote is just another in a long line of stories about Terry Richardson allegedly taking advantage of his models. Over a dozen women have publicly accused Richardson of sexual assault, and most tell tales of Richardson abusing his power as a successful fashion photographer and using his position to pray on young models. One woman claimed that when she was 19, she participated in a naked photo shoot with Richardson, where he manipulated her into acting as his “sex puppet.”
Richardson has either refused to comment on or denied any allegations against him.