Singer Robin Thicke is being accused of sexual assault by model Emily Ratajkowski. In her new book, she claims the R&B crooner groped her breast on the set of "Blurred Lines." More inside…
Lines were blurred on the "Blurred Lines" music video set in 2013.
As you know, Robin Thicke‘s track "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams was a major hit in 2013. The infectious track spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was named the song of summer.
However, there was some shady business going on behind-the-scenes.
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 3, 2021
Model Emily Ratajkowski is accusing the R&B crooner of sexual misconduct in her new book titled, "My Body," set to be released November 9th. The 30-year-old model claims the singer returned to the set “a little drunk" and that’s when he allegedly groped her breasts while topless on the set. The excerpt from her book appeared in The Sunday Times of London.
“Out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind,” she wrote. “I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses.”
She said she remembers “avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body.”
The music video’s director, Diane Martel, confirmed the incident happened. She told The Sunday Times how she reacted when she saw Robin act out of character.
“I screamed … ‘What the (expletive) are you doing? That’s it, the shoot is over!” Thicke apologized, Martel told the news outlet: “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”
Emily revealed she didn’t react the way she should have in that moment.
“I didn’t react – not really, not like I should have," Emily recalled in the book.
“Despite how many of us were there and how safe I’d felt in their presence, we were in no position to hold Robin Thicke accountable on the set of his music video. We were working for him, after all.”
This isn’t the first time "Blurred Lines" has been caught up in drama.
Marvin Gaye‘s family was awarded $5.3 million after winning a copyright infringement claim. They filed the complaint because "Blurred Lines" copied Gaye’s 1977 single “Got to Give It Up.”
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