The 2013 video featured Ratajkowski along with two other women appearing topless on set, and The Sunday Times of London reports that the model opened up about her experience working on the video in her new book.
“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 reportedly writes in her book.
According to the book excerpt that was also picked up by the New York Post and The Daily Beast, Thicke began to act drunk on set and “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 okay?’”
Martel confirmed the incident, according to the publication, as Ratajkowski reportedly writes that it made her feel “humiliation.” The director added that Thicke, who was drinking, apologized “sheepishly” and was then “contrite.”
“I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts,” she said. “One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the fuck are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!’”
Thicke has not responded to allegations.