Robin Thicke crossed the obvious and inconspicuous lines of fitness with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski while filming the video that brought him international fame, as the alleged victim writes in a new book.
Ratajkowski said Thicke grabbed her bare breasts while they were filming the “Blurred Lines” video, The Sunday Times of London reports in an upcoming story.
The song and the sensational video, including the saucy web-only version, became a worldwide hit.
Ratajkowski, now 30, wrote, “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt cold and strange in the hands of a stranger as she cupped my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively turned away, looking back at Robin Thicke,” In the book “My Body” It is scheduled to be released next month.
Ratajkowski was one of three models who appeared in various states of undress in the video, which also starred singer Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I.
According to the report, she initially enjoyed filming. But then Thicke, who was apparently drunk, started to act rudely.
He grinned foolishly and stumbled backwards, his eyes hiding behind his sunglasses. My head turned dark behind the group. [The director, Diane Martel’s] The voice cracked as she yelled at me, “Are you okay?”
The newspaper reported that the experience in the Los Angeles studio made the model feel “naked for the first time that day”.
“I pushed my chin forward and shook my shoulder, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pumping through my body,” she said. “I didn’t react—not really, not as I should have.”
Martel confirmed the incident, according to the report.
“I remember the moment I grabbed her breasts,” she said. One in each hand. He was standing behind her where they were both in profile. I cried in a very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What are you doing, that’s it!’ Filming is over!! “
Martell said Thicke had been drinking, and he apologized “shyly” and became “repentant” afterwards.
“I don’t think he would have done that if he had been awake,” she said.
This isn’t the first time the song has sparked controversy. Marvin Gaye’s estate has won a $5 million lawsuit against Thicke and Farrell saying the song “Blurred Lines” was removed from Gaye’s 1977 song “Got To Give It Up.”