Mannequin and actress Emily Ratajkowski alleged in her new guide that she was groped in 2013 by singer Robin Thicke through the filming for the hit music Blurred Traces, based on the Sunday Instances of London.
The American supermodel, 30, alleges Thicke groped her naked breasts from behind throughout filming of the music’s video. It featured her and two different half-naked fashions, alongside American-Canadian Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper TI, who have been all absolutely clothed.
The video and lyrics, which contain Thicke, 44, repeatedly singing, “I do know you need it”, have been accused of glorifying rape tradition, resulting in a ban in some nightclubs and college campuses.
In Ratajkowski’s upcoming guide — “My Physique,” which is ready to be printed on November 9 — she claims Thicke grabbed her naked breasts through the filming of the music video.
“All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s palms cupping my naked breasts from behind,” she wrote, based on the Instances.
“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?”
“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.”
Ratajkowski mentioned Thicke’s actions made her really feel “bare for the primary time that day” however she had been “determined to minimise” the incident.
“I pushed my chin ahead and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the warmth of humiliation pump via my physique,” she mentioned. “I didn’t react – not likely, not like I ought to have.”
Diane Martel directed the video, and corroborated Ratajkowski’s allegations to the Instances. “I keep in mind the second that he grabbed her breasts,” she instructed the Instances. “One in every hand. He was standing behind her as they have been each in profile.”
Each Ratajkowski and Martel declare Thicke was drunk on the time.
Martel instructed the Instances the singer had been consuming, and apologized after the incident. She instructed the newspaper that she had taken measures to ensure girls felt comfy on set.
The director mentioned she meant for the video to subvert energy dynamics, putting the boys in an inferior place as the ladies ignored and mocked them.
Ratajkowski mentioned Thicke’s actions compromised any sense of feminine empowerment. She mentioned: “With that one gesture, Robin Thicke had reminded everybody on set that we ladies weren’t truly in cost.
“I didn’t have any actual energy because the bare lady dancing round in his music video. I used to be nothing greater than the employed model.”
Blurred Traces attracted extra controversy in 2015, when a jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s kids practically $7.4m (£5.5m) after figuring out singer Thicke and Williams copied their father’s music to create the hit.
Thicke’s representatives haven’t responded to a request for remark, based on the Instances.