Emily Ratajkowski Accuses ‘Blurred Lines’ Singer Robin Thicke of Misconduct in Her Book ‘My Body’
American model Emily Ratajkowski, shortly known as Emrata, is accusing Robin Thicke of groping her in her book My Body, set to be published in November 2021.
In an excerpt from the book, Ratajkowski walked down memory lane and detailed how Thicke assaulted her during the production of a music video for his hit song, 'Blurred Lines,' back in 2013.
The 30-year-old and two other models had starred on the video in various states of undress for the uncensored version, along with Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and rapper T.I.
As per Ratajkowski's accounts, she was initially enjoying the shoot directed by Diane Martel. But things went downhill as soon as she was alone in the set with Thicke.
Out of nowhere, she felt a stranger's hand cupping her bare chest from behind. After instinctively moving away and looking back, she shockingly found Thicke smiling a goofy grin, with his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses.
"My head turned to the darkness beyond the set," Ratajkowski recalled. She then added how the sharp voice of Martel's "are you okay?" brought her back to reality.
Robin Thicke Was Drunk on 'Blurred Lines' Set
After the shocking revelation, the music video's director confirmed the happenings through an interview with The Sunday Times on October 3, 2021.
Martel recounted she saw the record producer grabbing Ratajkowski's bare breasts and stated that she couldn't help but scream at the singer. She even shared she had threatened to stop the production.
But Thicke later apologized sheepishly and regretted the wrong-doing. Martel implied his apology meant little by stating, "As if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily."
The director then opined that Thicke would not have done so if he had been sober at the moment. Ratajkowski also blamed the musician's alcohol issue for the ordeal, stating he "didn't seem to be enjoying himself in the same way" during filming.
Although the model agreed to continue the shooting at the time, she expressed in her book that the incident made her feel "naked for the first time." The Westminster native remarked she didn't react the way she should have at the time.
Instead, she focused on minimizing the weight of the situation, maintaining her posture, and avoiding eye contact with Thicke, all while feeling the heat of humiliation.
Without hesitation, Ratajkowski pinpointed how Thicke reminded everyone that women weren't actually in charge on the set. She stated she didn't have any power as the models dancing around in the video.
"I was nothing more than the hired mannequin," the mother-of-one wrote in the book.
Months before the disquieting disclosure, Thicke had affirmed abusing pills and alcohol during an interview with People in February 2021. He confessed he didn't have self-control during the time "Blurred Lines" came out.
The 44-year-old had been going through his divorce with ex-wife Paula Patton with allegations of physical abuse, drug addiction, and infidelity. And he claimed that the divorce and fame got the best of him.
"I was in a bad place," Thicke stated before saying that he was happy to close the chapter.