- Emily Ratajkowski claimed that Robin Thicke groped her on the “Blurred Lines” set.
- The claim was published in her upcoming book, “My Body.”
- Ratajkowski previously spoke about being sexually assaulted by a photographer in 2012.
Emily Ratajkowski alleged that Robin Thicke groped her breasts without consent while filming the “Blurred Lines” music video.
Ratajkowski, 30, wrote that she initially enjoyed shooting the controversial music video — which was shot with an all-female team — but the mood reportedly soured.
“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, The Sunday Times reported.
She continued: “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’s married and shares a child with Sebastian Bear-McClard, wrote that it made her feel “naked for the first time that day,” but she was “desperate to minimise” the alleged incident.
“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body,” Ratajkowski wrote. “I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.”
The “Gone Girl” actress also alleged that Thicke, 44, was “a little drunk” before the incident and “didn’t seem to be enjoying himself in the same way.”
Representatives for Robin Thicke and Emily Ratajkowski did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Director Diane Martel recalled the alleged incident as well, The Sunday Times reported.
Martel said that “everything had been very sweet and enjoyable” on set and that women were comfortable filming until that alleged moment.
“I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the fuck are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!'” Martel said, The Sunday Times reported.
Martel added that she was prepared to end filming that day, but Ratajkowski “was very professional and said we could go on.”
Ratajkowski said she never wrote about the incident because she did not let herself acknowledge it. In 2020, Ratajkowski said photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her after a nude photo shoot in 2012.
Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was released in 2013 alongside Pharrell and rapper T.I. The song and music video faced criticism as some fans said they promoted “chauvinist culture.” Pharell told GQ in 2019 that he was “embarrassed” by some of his past work as a result.