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Emily Ratajkowski reveals why she included an essay on Blurred Lines ‘groping’ in a new book

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Emily Ratajkowski has shared her grief over her decision to accuse Robin Thicke of groping her in her new book, saying her “beliefs and politics had evolved” to the point where she could no longer remain silent.

Ratajkowski was 21 years old when she danced topless in the video for the song, a huge hit that topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

Earlier this month, the model accused singer Robin Thicke, 44, of “groping” her bare breasts when they shot the suggestive clip in 2013.

On Thursday, she took to Instagram to provide a further explanation as to why she made the claim.

She said she included an essay about her on-set experiences in her new book, My Body, because “it says so much about the evolution of my beliefs and politics.”

“I found it difficult to write that essay for several reasons,” Emily began in a lengthy post shared during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday.

Earlier this month, the 30-year-old model accused singer Robin Thicke of

Earlier this month, the 30-year-old model accused singer Robin Thicke of “groping” her bare breasts when they shot the evocative music video for the hit Blurred Lines in 2013.

“I found it difficult to write that essay for several reasons,” Emily began in a lengthy post shared during an Instagram Q&A on Thursday.

Ratajkowski, 30, said before the video, “Most of my jobs were kind of bad at the time.

“Either I was shooting e-commerce for online stores where I felt like nothing more than a mannequin, or I’d be in lingerie while a middle-aged male photographer [sic] told me to pout,” she recalled in the essay, aptly titled after the hit.

In the music video, Ratjkowski and fellow models Elle Evans and Jessi M’Bengue famously danced topless with Thicke and collaborators Pharrell and rapper TI.

The women paraded in front of a balloon sign that read, “Robin Thicke has a big cock.”

Ratajkowski's book My Body, which came out on November 9, received critical acclaim from critics

Ratajkowski’s book My Body, which came out on November 9, received critical acclaim from critics

At one point in the video, Thicke whispers into Ratajkowski’s ear, “I know you want it,” a phrase critics say perpetuates rape culture and has banned the song from multiple universities.

Ratajkowski thought ‘[Blurred Lines] was different” because she was “surrounded by women I liked and trusted” and she “had fun on set,” she writes.

She continued: ‘Being a sexy girl in a music video made me feel warm and cool and powerful. I told the world that the experience was empowering. In many ways it was.’

To conclude her post, Ratajkowski told her followers that they should “read the essay to fully understand the other sides of my experience.”

On a lighter note, one of Emily’s fans told her during the Q&A that they quoted “one of” [her] essays for my MFA thesis.’

The fan thanked Emily and expressed their excitement at getting the book, which will hit shelves on November 9, according to Amazon.

The $18.29 book has received critical acclaim from critics.

The Chicago Tribune called it a “provocative curveball, with captivating essays on beauty and consent.”

For the career cameo, Emily said that

For the career cameo, Emily said that “most of my jobs at the time were kind of bad” and the modeling work was often degrading

Emily thought '[Blurred Lines] was different

Emily thought ‘[Blurred Lines] was different” because she was “surrounded by women I liked and trusted” and she was actually “having fun on set”

Time magazine wrote that Ratajkowski “provides nuanced insight into questions of empowerment versus commercialization of women’s bodies and sexuality,” according to a review from critics on Amazon.

Thicke has been seemingly inconspicuous in recent weeks after Emily made her sexual assault allegations public.

Though originally reported by the Sunday Times Of London, the full story of the 30-year-old model’s alleged incident with Thicke can be seen in My Body.

‘Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and strangeness of a stranger’s hands enveloping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively left and looked back at Robin Thicke,” she claimed.

Emily also commented on the hitmaker’s behavior after the alleged incident, suggesting that he was not taking his actions seriously.

“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backwards, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses,” Ratajkowski wrote of Thicke after allegedly groping her breasts in 2013.

“He smiled a crazy grin and stumbled back, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses.”

In an effort to save the moment, Emily tried to shake off the alleged groping for the rest of the shoot.

“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact and feeling the heat of humiliation coursing through my body. I didn’t respond — not really, not like I should have,” she wrote.

The director of the video, Diane Martel, came forward to support Emily’s story of the events.

“I remember the moment he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was behind her as they were both in profile,’ she claimed. “I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the hell are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!'”

The filmmaker later claimed that Thicke’s drinking habits contributed to the incident, saying, “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”

Ratajkowski later spoke to People and gave the media outlet her reason for not making her claim public at the time.

Lighter note: On a lighter note, one of Emily's fans told her during the Q&A that she was

Lighter note: On a lighter note, one of Emily’s fans told her during the Q&A that she was “one of the [her] essays for my MFA thesis’

‘I was an unknown model and if I had spoken out or complained I wouldn’t be where I am now; I wouldn’t be famous,” she told the outlet.

The runway regular also said she wrote the book with the intention of letting her readers try to empathize with her feelings and experience.

“I hope people can read the essay and understand the nuance behind this kind of situation,” she said.

Ratajkowski was born in London to a couple of American teachers.

She attended high school in San Diego, California and had a small role on the Nickelodeon show iCarly in 2009 before breaking out in the Blurred Lines video a few years later.

She then appeared in the hit movie Gone Girl with Ben Affleck, the HBO show Entourage and walked the runway for fashion houses like Versace and Miu Miu.

Thicke has so far not made any public comments or made an official statement about the allegation.

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