A while after model Emily Ratajkowski claimed in her book that Robin Thicke sexually harassed and groped her on the set of the 2013 music video “Blurred Lines,” another model from the shoot came forward to confirm the story.
In a new interview with Bustle, Ratajkowski’s co-star and former set member Elle Evans explained exactly how the energy in the room changed after the alleged incident.
“All that stuff with Emily and Robin together, it was a cohesive set. So they didn’t have anyone watching,” Evans said. “But what I do remember is that towards the end of filming, Emily left very abruptly. There was kind of a tussle in the production team, like, ‘What are we going to do? How do we shoot the rest of the video without her?’ I was told she has to catch a flight.”
The video’s director, Diane Martel, intended a safe space for the Blurred Lines shoot, which ended up not being the case – as Ratajkowski noted in her book.
“With that one gesture, Robin Thicke reminded everyone on set that we women weren’t really in charge. I had no real power as the naked girl dancing around in his music video. I was nothing more than the hired mannequin,” she wrote.
Martel also confirmed Ratajkowski’s account in an interview with The times.
“I remember the moment he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her when they were both in profile,” Martel said. “I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the hell are you doing, that’s it!! Shooting is over!!’”
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