Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has alleged that singer Robin Thicke fondled her bare boobs while filming ‘blurred lines’ video, one of the hit songs that brought him international fame.
Sunday Times of London reported that Ratajkowski made the claim in her new book which will be released next month. The song and sexy video, including a raunchy web-only version, became a major hit around the world.
Ratajkowski who was one of three models who appeared in various states of undress in the video which also starred singer Pharrell Williams and rapper TI, wrote;
“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.”
The model said she initially enjoyed the shoot, but then Thicke, apparently drunk, allegedly began to behave boorishly.
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?”
Ratajkowski also said the experience in the Los Angeles studio made her feel “naked for the first time that day”.
The model said;
“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body.
“I didn’t react – not really, not like I should have.”
Martel confirmed the incident, according to the report. The Director was reported to have said;
“I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts.
“One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f–k are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!’”
Martel said that Thicke who had been drinking, “sheepishly” apologized and was “contrite” afterward. “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober,” she said.