Emily Ratajkowski Is ‘Frustrated’ Over ‘Leaked’ Allegations Against Robin Thicke
Emily Ratajkowski’s memoir My Body is already making waves, and it hasn’t even been released yet.
In the book, the model details her experience working with Robin Thicke on the infamous music video for his 2013 song “Blurred Lines.” She is unhappy with how her story is being presented, especially since the whole book isn’t out yet.
Here’s what happened between Ratajkowski and Thicke and what the model said about the sexual assault allegation headlines.
Emily Ratajkowski accused Robin Thicke of groping her on the ‘Blurred Lines’ music video set
The story making the rounds on social media is based on an excerpt from Ratajkowski’s memoir, which will come out later this year.
“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,” Ratajkowski wrote.
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you OK?'”
The model doesn’t want her story used for ‘clickbait’
Emily Ratajkowski is not pleased with how the media has taken over her story.
“What’s frustrating is I didn’t come out with it; it was leaked,” she told Extra on Oct. 5. The now 30-year-old Gone Girl actor said she didn’t want the incident shared this way.
“It’s been hard for me; I really like to have control over my image, and I wrote this book of essays to share the whole story and all sides of it, and I feel like it turns into a clickbait frenzy, and all of a sudden words like ‘sexual assault’ and ‘allegations’ are getting thrown around rather than people reading the actual essay,” she said.
“I’m just looking forward to when people will be able to hear things in my own words.”
The model hopes everyone can look beyond the sensationalist headlines and understand the heart of her story.
“Everything I talk about is about the evolution of my politics, and it’s not some big reveal, it’s not some crazy thing, it’s a part of a larger essay,” Ratajkowski said. “I’m just excited for people to hold nuance and understand that.”
Emily Ratajkowski’s book ‘My Body’ comes out Nov. 9
Ratajkowski’s memoir My Body will be released on Nov. 9, and it is currently available for preorder in hardcover and Kindle formats on Amazon.
Besides the incident with Robin Thicke, Ratajkowski details her experiences growing up in a family and society that placed value on her looks.
“It had never occurred to me that the women who gained their power from beauty were indebted to the men whose desire granted them that power in the first place,” Ratajkowski wrote (per The New York Post). “Those men were the ones in control, not the women the world fawned over.”
Here’s how Amazon describes the book:
“A deeply honest investigation of what it means to be a woman and a commodity from Emily Ratajkowski, the archetypal, multi-hyphenate celebrity of our time.
“Emily Ratajkowski is an acclaimed model and actress, an engaged political progressive, a formidable entrepreneur, a global social media phenomenon, and now, a writer. Rocketing to world fame at age twenty-one, Ratajkowski sparked both praise and furor with the provocative display of her body as an unapologetic statement of feminist empowerment. The subsequent evolution in her thinking about our culture’s commodification of women is the subject of this book.
“My Body is a profoundly personal exploration of feminism, sexuality, and power, of men’s treatment of women and women’s rationalizations for accepting that treatment. These essays chronicle moments from Ratajkowski’s life while investigating the culture’s fetishization of girls and female beauty, its obsession with and contempt for women’s sexuality, the perverse dynamics of the fashion and film industries, and the grey area between consent and abuse.
Nuanced, unflinching, and incisive, My Body marks the debut of a fierce writer brimming with courage and intelligence.”
How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.