Oprah’s cable network may be struggling, but she still looks fantastic. That’s more or less the feeling you get from her new photo shoot with the infamous — and controversial — photographer Terry Richardson, who snapped pictures of Winfrey for the November issue of “Harper’s Bazaar.” The queen of talk sported a red Jil Sander coat, a white Escada suit, and lots of Cartier and Harry Winston diamonds.

But what’s the big deal, you ask?

That Oprah actually let Richardson snap pictures of her.

Richardson is a busy advertising and editorial/fashion photographer but he’s also no stranger to controversy.

A quick Google Image search of his name will result in dozens of pictures of him nude, often with other models he’s photographed.

Jenna Sauers, a former model who writes for Jezebel.com, told Fox411 in 2010 that she’s heard of several accounts of the photographer’s behavior: “I have heard from a lot of models that he has worked with that all say his M.O. is the same. You suddenly get naked and then he touches you and he goes further and further. But you’re surrounded by his assistants and they are validating his actions.”

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