Model accused Thicke of groping her on the set of ‘Blurred Lines’ in 2013
Emily Ratajkowski revealed that she did not come forward with her allegations against Robin Thicke at first out of fear that she would not be believed and that her career would be ruined.
The 30-year-old model accused the 44-year-old singer of groping her on the set of her “Blurred Lines” music video in 2013. She made the shocking allegations in her upcoming book “My Body,” and now she’s revealing why she didn’t tell anyone at the time.
talking to PeopleIn , Ratajkowski revealed that she, like many victims of sexual assault, felt that the power dynamics of the situation would not tilt in her favor, thus leading to the career she enjoys today.
“I was an unknown model and if I had spoken up or complained, I would not have been where I am today; I would not have been famous,” she explained.
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However, now that he has some clout, the star says his view on the matter has changed. Now he hopes that fans will be able to learn from his various experiences.
“I wrote a book about the evolution of my politics and it covers many different experiences from my career and my life and the way I felt and thought about those experiences has evolved,” she said. said. “I hope people will be able to read the essay and understand the nuances behind these types of situations.”
Ratajkowski’s allegations against Thicke were first published in an excerpt from his book Sunday Times of London. The model was one of three who co-starred in the 2013 “Blurred Lines” video, a more adult-slanting version of which was released to the web.
In the book, she describes Thicke groping in between.
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“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and exoticism of a stranger’s hands clutching my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively walked away, looking at Robin Thicke,” she wrote.
He alleged that the artist was drunk at that time.
He smiled with a goofy grin and stumbled backwards, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses. My head turned to darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] The voice broke as he yelled at me, ‘Are you okay?’” the book states.
Thicke did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Granthshala News.
According to the report, however, Martel has confirmed the incident.
“I remember the moment he grabbed her breasts,” she said. “One in each hand. He stood behind her as they were both in profile. I shouted in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What are you doing, that’s it! Shooting is over!!’”