In her new book, “My Body” Emily Ratajkowski claims that Robin Thicke groped her on the set of the video for “Blurred Lines.”
The model writes, “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke.”
She continued, “He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set.[The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’”
Emily added, “I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body. I didn’t react… not really, not like I should have.”
Martel also confirmed the incident took place, telling the Sunday Times of London,“I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f--k are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!”
She added that Thicke apologized after the incident, which the director said wouldn’t have happened “had he been sober.”
Emily writes she didn’t mention the incident in interviews following the video’s success and beyond because she didn’t want to think about the incident, and she also wanted to protect the environment Martel cultivated on set with the other young models involved.
Source: NY Post.
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