Emily Ratajkowski claims Robin Thicke made an inappropriate gesture towards her while they were filming the music video for ‘Blurred Lines,’ when he touched her breasts without her consent.
Ratajkowski made the statements, as first reported by The Sunday Times, in her upcoming book, “My Body,” which will be released on November 9.
Ratajkowski, 30, said that she initially loved filming the controversial music video shot by an all-female crew, but the mood worsened.
“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,” Ratajkowski wrote, according to The Sunday Times.
She continued, saying: “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, who is married to Sebastian Bear-McClard and has a kid with him, wrote that the alleged encounter made her feel “naked for the first time that day,” but she was “desperate to minimize” the alleged incident.
“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body,” Ratajkowski stated. “I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.”
Additionally, the actress claimed that Thicke, 44, was “a little drunk” prior to the incident and “didn’t seem to be enjoying himself in the same way.”
The Sunday Times said that director Diane Martel also remembers the alleged encounter.
Martel stated that “everything had been very sweet and enjoyable” on set and that women were safe filming up to that alleged incident.
“I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the fuck are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!'”, Martel said.
Martel claimed that she was prepared to call it quits on the day of filming, but Ratajkowski “was very professional and said we could go on.”
Ratajkowski stated that she never wrote about the incident because she could not face it. Ratajkowski claimed in 2020 that photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her following a 2012 naked picture shoot.
Robin Thicke and Emily Ratajkowski’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.