Following assault allegations from Emily Ratajkowski’s new book, the model has revealed that she is frustrated by how the news was leaked.
To promote the release of Emily Ratajkowski’s new book My Body, an excerpt was published in The Sunday Times. The excerpt, however, contained allegations of assault from Robin Thicke when the model featured in his “Blurred Lines” music video.
During filming, the model was to appear half-naked on set with other models. She wrote how the singer was drunk when he came back to film a scene with her only.
“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.”
The video’s director, Diane Martel, told The Sunday Times that she personally witnessed the incident. She had screamed at the singer, questioning his intentions. He then “sheepishly apologised” as told in Ratajkowski’s excerpt, applauding the model’s professionalism.
Following these allegations, Ratajkowski told Extra how the excerpt was released without her permission. She went on, saying how she wasn’t able to have control over how the story was released or let audiences read all sides of the story. She said,
“…I feel like it turns into a clickbait frenzy and all of a sudden words like ‘sexual assault’ and ‘allegations’ are getting thrown around rather than people reading the actual essay… I’m just looking forward to when people will be able hear things in my own words.”
The model hoped that people would take the time to also read her book My Body when it’s released. She wanted people to be able to read the whole story, and was “just excited for people to hold nuance and understand that”.