Mariah Carey struck a pose for fashion photographer Terry Richardson amid rumours he offered British model Emma Appleton the opportunity to work on a Vogue shoot in return for sex.
"I have never used an offer of work or a threat of rebuke to coerce someone into something that they did not want to do.
"Believing such rumours at face value does a disservice not only to the spirit of artistic endeavour, but most importantly, to the real victims of exploitation and abuse."
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