The 30-year-old mannequin accused the 44-year-old singer of groping her on the set of his “Blurred Traces” music video in 2013. She made the surprising allegations in her upcoming ebook “My Physique” and now she’s revealing why she didn’t inform anybody on the time.
Talking to People, Ratajkowski revealed that she, like many victims of sexual assault, felt the ability dynamics of the state of affairs wouldn’t bend in her favor, thus costing her the profession she enjoys right now.
“I used to be an unknown mannequin and if I had spoken out or complained, I might not be the place I’m right now; I might not be well-known,” she defined.
Nevertheless, now that she has some clout, the star says her perspective on the matter has modified. Now she hopes that followers will be capable of study from her numerous experiences.
“I wrote a ebook concerning the evolution of my politics and that features lots of totally different experiences from my profession and my life and the way in which that I felt and thought of these experiences have developed,” she added. “I hope individuals are capable of learn the essay and perceive the nuance behind these sorts of conditions.”
Ratajkowski’s allegations in opposition to Thicke first got here to mild in an excerpt from her ebook revealed within the Sunday Times of London. The mannequin was one among three who co-stared within the 2013 “Blurred Traces” video, a extra adult-skewing model of which was launched on the net.
Within the ebook, she describes Thicke groping her in between takes.
“Immediately, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s fingers cupping my naked breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, trying again at Robin Thicke,” she wrote.
She alleged that the artist was drunk on the time.
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes hid behind his sun shades. My head turned to the darkness past the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’” the ebook states.
Thicke didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Martel, nevertheless, confirmed the incident, in keeping with the report.
“I keep in mind the second that he grabbed her breasts,” she stated. “One in every hand. He was standing behind her as they have been each in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f–okay are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!'”