Serial sexual-harasser (allegedly!) and famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson is dating Audrey Gelman, who serves as press secretary for Manhattan borough president (and 2013 candidate for the New York City mayoralty) Scott Stringer. The couple has been together since the spring, which is shortly after Richardson and his ex-fiancée, Jen Brill, broke up. Gelman, 23, was described by the New Yorker as the "best friend" of Tiny Furniture writer-director Lena Dunham, and will be featured in Dunham's forthcoming HBO comedy Girls. Gelman previously dropped out of Oberlin to work on Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign. In between politicking, she does things like star in videos for DKNY Intimates. We note in passing that this story very creatively mentions "feminist-leaning blogs" that have written about what it calls Richardson's "many an encounter with women," without naming any blogs or linking to any of our reporting on Richardson and the serious allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace he faces. The author of the piece, Nate Freeman, confirmed to us that it was indeed Jezebel's coverage of Richardson to which he was alluding, but did not, for whatever reason, cite. UPDATE: The online version of the article has been edited — to remove the mention of "feminist-leaning blogs," not to add attribution. [NYObs]
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