The claims are detailed in the model’s upcoming book, ‘My Body’.
Content Warning: This article discusses allegations of sexual harassment.
Model Emily Ratajkowski has accused Robin Thicke of groping her breasts without consent on the set of the 2013 Blurred Lines music video.
As detailed in his forthcoming book, my body, and first reported by The Sunday Times, Ratajkowski said she initially had no problem posing nude for edited and unrated versions of the music video. However, at one point the model claims that Thicke “returned to the set slightly drunk to shoot with me”.
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and exoticism of a stranger’s hands, caressing my bare breasts from behind. Looking at Robin Thicke, I instinctively turned away,” Ratajkowski wrote in the book (Through) Rolling stone)
He smiled with a goofy grin and stumbled backwards, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness ahead of the set. [Director Diane Martel’s] The voice cracked as he shouted to me, ‘Are you all right?'”
Neither Thicke nor Ratajkowski have publicly shared any comment on the allegations.
Ratajkowski said she didn’t make the allegations public at first because she didn’t want to think about it, and wanted to protect the workplace environment that promotes Martell on set with other models. It was Martel who convinced Ratajkowski – who had previously stated that she had “not been into the idea before” – to join the project.
“We just connected personally, she’s smart, she’s really culturally sensitive, and she talked to me about her views and how women would be in the video,” Ratajkowski wrote (via) Yahoo!)
The Sunday Times Martell, who supported the model’s allegations against Thicke.
“I remember the moment he held her breasts. One in each hand. He stood behind her as they were both in profile. I shouted in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the hell are you doing!! The shoot is over!'” said Martell.
Martell also claimed that Thicke apologized after allegedly groping Ratajkowski. The director says he wouldn’t have done it “if he had been sober”.
my body To be released on 9th November.
In 2015, Thicke and ‘Blurred Lines’ collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I. were successfully sued by Marvin Gaye’s family, claiming that the 2013 song replaced Gaye’s 1977 single ‘Got to Give It Up’. was copied. Attempts to appeal the decision in 2018 failed, but TI was cleared of charges.
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