American model-actress Emily Ratajkowski has condemned musician Robin Thicke for “cupping her bare breasts” while shooting the music video for ‘Blurred Lines’.
The 30-year-old bikini model-and-actress was made popular when she featured in the 2013 promo, in which she comes up nude and musicians Pharrell Williams and Robin are fully dressed, singing “You know you want it” at her.
And in an extract of her new tome, ‘My Body’, collected by the New York Post newspaper, the model has alleged that Thicke was tipsy when he clearly clenched her chest on set.
She wrote: “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.”
“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 added: “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.”
Director Diane verified she witnessed the whole thing and instantly wrapped the shoot.
She told in an interview: “I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f*** are you doing, that’s it. The shoot is over.'”
Diane alleged Thicke apologised and insisted: “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”
Ratajkowski lately admitted she didn’t actually like the idea of the project, which was later impeached of being “rapey” when first reached, and also didn’t care that it was Pharrell who wanted her to do it.