Emily Ratajkowski claims Robin Thicke touched her breasts in Blurred Lines video

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Emily Ratajkowski (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Emily Ratajkowski has claimed pop star Robin Thicke drunkenly grabbed her breasts while the pair were filming the famous Blurred Lines music video.

The video helped the song, which was released in 2013, become one of the best-selling singles of all time. It sold some 14.8million copies.

The track attracted criticism from some over its allegedly misogynistic lyrics and its raunchy music video. The lyrics include: “I hate these blurred lines/I know you want it/But you’re a good girl/The way you grab me/Must wanna get nasty.”

It was one of the projects that shot Ratajkowski to fame, along with appearing in movie Gone Girl with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

The model appeared in the video along with two other women who appeared in various states of undress throughout the film. It also starred TI and Pharrell Williams.

But now the star, 30, claims in her new book that Thicke allegedly touched her without consent.

In her book, called, My Body, she wrote: “Out of nowhere, I felt a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind.

“I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin.

“I didn’t react — not really, not like I should.”

The Blurred Lines video
The Blurred Lines video

Ratajkowski said she immediately felt “the heat of humiliation pump through” her body. She said at the time she was “desperate to minimise” the alleged incident.

She continued: “My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. The director’s voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’

“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body.”

She said the alleged incident made her feel “naked for the first time that day”.

Thicke’s management has been approached for comment.

Director of the video Diane Martel told the Sunday Times Thicke “sheepishly” apologised.

“I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts, one in each hand,” she told the paper.

“He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f*** are you doing, that’s it. The shoot is over.’”

Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke's controversial chart-topper has been named the most downloaded track in the UK (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke's controversial chart-topper has been named the most downloaded track in the UK (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

“I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”

Earlier this year, Thicke has addressed the controversy over Blurred Lines, saying people should take it with a “grain of salt”.

Thicke, 44, addressed the song’s legacy in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

The Los Angeles-born singer said: “Well, really, I never saw it that way when I sang it or performed it.

“It’s one of their favourite songs of mine, no question. The people who aren’t big fans of mine, that’s the only one they know.

“It’s true. It’s like if I’m doing a casino show and they’re like, ‘Who is this guy?’, then all of a sudden, ‘Oh, okay. I know this one’.

“Yeah, so you just kind of take it with a grain of salt.”

Earlier this year, Ratajkowski welcomed her first child with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard.

She announced the news to her 27.1 million Instagram followers with a photo of her breastfeeding the newborn.

She wrote: “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.”

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