Emily Ratajkowski Has Accused Robin Thicke Of Groping Her On The 'Blurred Lines' Set

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Emily Ratajkowski Has Accused Robin Thicke Of Groping Her On The 'Blurred Lines' Set
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Emily Ratajkowski has claimed she was sexually assaulted by singer Robin Thicke on the set of the music video for his hit single, ‘Blurred Lines’.

Ratajkowski, 30, makes the allegations in her forthcoming book, My Body, which is published next month.

Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images
Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

In the video for ‘Blurred Lines’, Ratajkowski appeared semi-naked with two other models alongside Thicke, Pharrell Williams and the rapper TI.

‘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,’ she writes.

‘He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set.’

She added that she felt ‘humiliation pump through [her] body’.

Diane Martel, who directed the video, told The Sunday Times that she remembered the incident.

‘I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile,’ Martel said, adding that Thicke had later apologised.

Representatives for Thicke have yet to respond to these latest accusations, and the musician has not yet acknowledged them on social media.

It’s not the first time Thicke has caused controversy with ‘Blurred Lines’, which became the UK’s most downloaded song of all time in 2014 and topped the US charts for 12 weeks.

Many criticised the song’s lyrics, which some argued referred to non-consensual sex.

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Photo credit: Theo Wargo - Getty Images

Thicke denied the song had sexual connotations, telling The New York Times: ‘I have never and would never write a song with any negative connotation like that.’

Thicke has also defended the video, telling the BBC in 2013 that people just didn’t ‘get’ the song. Pharrell, meanwhile, later admitted he was ‘embarrassed’ by the lyrics.

In 2015, the pair were ordered to pay $7.4 million to the children of Marvin Gaye, after the court ruled ‘Blurred Lines’ had plagiarised Gaye’s hit 1977 song, ‘Got To Give It Up’.

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