Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski alleges in her new book that she was groped in 2013 by singer Robin Thicke during the filming for the hit song Blurred Lines, according to the Sunday Times of London.
The upcoming book — “My Body,” to be published on November 9 — suggests Thicke grabbed her bare bre*sts during the filming of the music video.
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare bre*sts from behind,” she wrote, according to the Times. “I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke.”
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set.” The model wrote that the director, Diane Martel, yelled out to her, asking “Are you OK?”
Diane Martel directed the video, and corroborated Ratajkowski’s allegations to the Times. “I remember the moment that he grabbed her bre*sts,” she told the Times. “One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile.”
“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.”
Martel told the Times the singer had been drinking, and apologized after the incident. She told the newspaper that she had taken measures to make sure women felt comfortable on set.
“Robin sheepishly apologized,” Martel says. “As if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily.”