Emily Ratajkowski accuses Robin Thicke of groping her while filming “Blurred Lines” music video
Content Warning: This article deals with allegations of sexual assault.
Model Emily Ratajkowski accused Robin Thicke of groping her breasts without her consent while she was on the set of the clip for “Blurred Lines” in 2013.
As detailed in his next book, My body, and first reported by Sunday Times, Ratajkowski said she initially had no problem being naked for the edited and unrated versions of the clip. However, at one point, the model claims that Thicke “came back to the set a little drunk to shoot just with me.”
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and strangeness of a stranger’s hands enveloping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively walked away thinking about Robin Thicke, ”Ratajkowski wrote in the book (via Rolling stone).
“He smirked a goofy grin and stumbled back, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the scenery. [Director Diane Martel’s] her voice broke when she yelled at me, “Are you okay?” “
Neither Thicke nor Ratajkowski have publicly shared comments on the allegations.
Ratajkowski said she didn’t go public with the allegations earlier because she didn’t want to think about it and wanted to protect the work environment Martel fostered on set with the other models. It was Martel who convinced Ratajkowski – who previously declared that she “was not at all in the idea at the beginning” – to join the project.
“We just connected personally, she’s smart, she’s really culturally sensitive, and she told me about her ideas and how the women would be in the video,” Ratajkowski wrote (via Yahoo!).
Sunday Times also spoke with Martel, who supported the model’s allegations against Thicke.
“I remember the moment he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I shouted in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, “What the hell are you doing, that’s all!” Filming is over! ‘ ”Said Martel.
Martel also claimed that Thicke apologized after allegedly groping Ratajkowski. The director says he wouldn’t have done it “if he had been sober”.
My body is due out on November 9th.
In 2015, Thicke and “Blurred Lines” collaborators Pharrell Williams and TI were successfully sued by Marvin Gaye’s family, claiming the 2013 song was a copy of the single “Got To Give It Up” by Gaye in 1977. An attempt to appeal the verdict failed in 2018, but cleared TI of the charges against him.