Mannequin and actress Emily Ratajkowski alleged in her new e-book that she was groped in 2013 by singer Robin Thicke through the filming for the hit track Blurred Strains, in keeping with the Sunday Occasions of London.
In Ratajkowski’s upcoming e-book — “My Physique,” which is ready to be revealed on November 9 — she claims Thicke grabbed her naked breasts through the filming of the music video.
“Out of the blue, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s fingers cupping my naked breasts from behind,” she wrote, in keeping with the Occasions. “I instinctively moved away, wanting again at Robin Thicke.”
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes hid behind his sun shades. My head turned to the darkness past the set.” The mannequin wrote that the director, Diane Martel, yelled out to her, asking “Are you OK?”
Diane Martel directed the video, and corroborated Ratajkowski’s allegations to the Occasions. “I bear in mind the second that he grabbed her breasts,” she advised the Occasions. “One in every hand. He was standing behind her as they had been each in profile.”
“I pushed my chin ahead and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the warmth of humiliation pump by my physique,” Ratajkowski wrote. “I did not react — probably not, not like I ought to have.”
Martel advised the Occasions the singer had been consuming, and apologized after the incident. She advised the newspaper that she had taken measures to ensure ladies felt snug on set.
“Robin sheepishly apologized,” Martel says. “As if he knew it was mistaken with out understanding the way it might need felt for Emily.”
Ratajkowski has not written concerning the incident earlier than, and says she was reminded of what occurred years after when she observed Thicke had blocked her on Instagram.
The 30-year-old mannequin’s e-book will function essays that chronicle moments from Ratajkowski’s life whereas exploring matters of “feminism, sexuality, and energy, of males’s therapy of ladies and ladies’s rationalizations for accepting that therapy,” in keeping with a the writer’s description of the e-book.
Thicke has not but publicly responded to Ratajkowski’s allegations. CBS Information has reached out to his representatives for remark.