Emily Ratajkowski has accused Robin Thicke of sexual misconduct on the set of the Blurred Lines music video.
In the model’s upcoming book My Body, Ratajkowski — who appears topless in the edited and unrated versions of the video — initially had no issues with the nudity required. However, things changed when Thicke “returned to the set a little drunk to shoot just with me,” she says.
“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. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. Diane [Martel, the director]’s voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?'”
“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body,” Ratajkowski adds. “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 fuck are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!” Martel added that Thicke apologized after the incident, which the director said wouldn’t have happened “had he been sober.”
Ratajkowski 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.
Representatives for Ratajkowski and Thicke did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s requests for comment.Source