Emily has shared her anguish over her decision to accuse Robin Thicke of groping her in her new book, saying her ‘beliefs and politics evolved’ to the point where she couldn’t remain silent any longer.
Ratajkowski was 21 years old when she danced topless in the video for the song, a massive hit that spent 12 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Earlier this month, the model accused singer Robin Thicke, 44, of ‘groping’ her bare breasts as they shot the suggestive clip in 2013.
On Thursday, she took to Instagram to offer a further explanation of why she made the claim.
She said she included an essay about her experiences on set in her new book, My Body, because ‘it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics.’
‘I had a hard time writing that essay for a bunch of different reasons,’ Emily began in a lengthy post shared during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday
Earlier this month, the 30-year-old model accused singer Robin Thicke of ‘groping’ her bare breasts as they shot the suggestive music video for the hit Blurred Lines in 2013
‘I had a hard time writing that essay for a bunch of different reasons,’ Emily began in a lengthy post shared during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday.
Ratajkowski, 30, said that before the video, ‘most of my jobs at that point kind of sucked.
‘I was either shooting e-commerce for online stores where I felt like nothing more than a mannequin or I’d be in lingerie while some middle aged male photographer’s [sic] told me to pout,’ she recalled in the essay, aptly titled after the hit song.
In the music video, Ratjkowski and fellow models Elle Evans and Jessi M’Bengue famously danced topless with Thicke and collaborators Pharrell and rapper TI.
The women paraded in front of a balloon sign reading: ‘Robin Thicke has a big d***.’
Ratajkowski’s book My Body, out on November 9, has been met with rave reviews from critics
At one point in the video, Thicke whispers in Ratajkowski’s ear: ‘I know you want it,’ a line that critics say perpetuates rape culture and SpeedyPaper Discount got the song banned from multiple universities.
Ratajkowski thought ‘[Blurred Lines] was different’ because she ‘was surrounded by women I liked and trusted’ and she actually ‘had fun on set,’ she writes.
She continued: ‘Being a sexy girl in a music video made me feel hot and cool and powerful. I told the world that the experience was empowering. In many ways it was.’
To close out her post, Ratajkowski told her followers that they’d ‘have to read the essay to fully understand the other sides to my experience.’
On a lighter note, one of Emily’s fans informed her during the Q&A that they had ‘cited one of [her] essays for my MFA thesis.’
The fan then thanked , the full story of the 30-year-old model’s alleged incident with Thicke is featured in My Body.
‘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,’ she claimed.
Emily also commented on the hitmaker’s behavior after the alleged incident and implied that he did not take his actions seriously.
‘He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses,’ Ratajkowski wrote of Thicke after he allegedly groped her breasts in 2013
‘He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses.’
In an attempt to salvage the moment, Emily attempted to shrug off the alleged groping for the rest of the shoot.
‘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,’ she wrote.
Coming forward to support Emily’s recounting of events was the video’s director Diane Martel.
‘I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile,’ she claimed. ‘I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, "What the f*** are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!”‘
آپ کا ای میل ایڈریس شائع نہیں کیا جائے گا۔ ضروری خانوں کو * سے نشان زد کیا گیا ہے
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