UK-Born American Model, Emily Ratajkowski has claimed in her upcoming book, My Body, slated for release on November 9, that American-Canadian R&B singer, Robin Thicke groped her while filming the controversial Blurred Lines music video.
Thicke, who was married to his estranged wife at the time, Paula Patton, allegedly groped Ratajkowski’s bare breasts while on set for the music video.
Ratajkowski details the uncomfortable experience in her book and highlights Thicke’s reaction once she denied his unwanted advances.
“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,” said Ratajkowski.
The director of the music video, Diane Martel, defended Ratajkowski’s allegations stating that Thicke had been drinking throughout the day of the music video shoot, and that his apology to Ratajkowski was disingenuous.
“Robin sheepishly apologised, as if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily,” said Martel.
Thicke’s career is far from controversy free. Ironically, it was also his song, Blurred Lines, that landed him in hot water in August of 2013, with Marvin Gaye’s family claiming that Thicke illegally copied Gaye’s hit song, Got to Give it Up, and did not credit the late musician.
The court ruled that the claim made by Gaye’s family was substantial and that they were entitled to $6.8 million in royalties.
Since the lawsuit, Thicke has released two albums, Paula, an uncomfortable ode to his ex-wife and his 2021 album, On Earth, and in Heaven. Paula saw abysmal first week sales with 24,000 copies sold, with Australia responsible for 158 sales, while On Earth, and in Heaven, failed to chart completely.
As stated, Ratajkowski’s book, My Body, is expected to be released on November 9, 2021, according to Amazon.
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Written by Mansour Shukoor