Emily Ratajkowski says photographer forced fingers inside her during nude shoot, Internet slams 'piece of shit'

She also said that she remembered drinking a lot of red wine and was 'very, very drunk' by the end of the night as she sat with Jonathan Leder


                            Emily Ratajkowski says photographer forced fingers inside her during nude shoot, Internet slams 'piece of shit'
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Emily Ratajkowski has accused a photographer of sexually assaulting her while he was capturing her at his home in 2012. The 29-year-old model has made the startling claims in a piece written for The Cut, where she accused Jonathan Leder of abusing her sexually.

Ratajkowski said that eight years ago she had traveled to Leder’s home in the Catskills for an unpaid editorial shoot, which was set up by her then agent. She also detailed how she posed nude as well as in lingerie before she was assaulted as she sat together with the photographer on his couch. The actress also said that she remembered drinking an ample amount of red wine and was “very, very drunk” by the end of the night.

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“I was cold, shivering, and huddled under a blanket. Jonathan and I were on his couch, and the rough texture of his jeans rubbed against my bare legs,” Ratajkowski wrote for the magazine. She noted how Leder asked her about her “boyfriends” and she “remembers talking a lot... about her dating history” while “absentmindedly rubbing my feet against one another and against his for warmth”. “He told me he liked, ‘that foot thing you’re doing’, I remember this moment more clearly than anything else,” she added.

Detailing further, the actress said: “Most of what came next was a blur except for the feeling. I don’t remember kissing, but I do remember his fingers suddenly being inside of me. Harder and harder and pushing and pushing like no one had touched me before or has touched me since. I could feel the shape of myself and my ridges, and it really, really hurt. I brought my hand instinctively to his wrist and pulled his fingers out of me with force. I didn’t say a word. He stood up abruptly and scurried silently into the darkness up the stairs.”

Ratajkowski continued that after the couch episode, she went to the room where she had posed for the photoshoot, to sleep. She said she was “confused as to why Jonathan had left without a word and terrified that he would come back”. She penned, “'Later in the morning, I woke with a vicious hangover. 'I dressed quickly in the clothes I’d been wearing the day before and noticed that my hands were shaking. Downstairs, Jonathan was making coffee, and the makeup artist was already up and dressed and sitting hunched over a mug. Jonathan didn’t react much to my arrival.”

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She recalled Leder asking her, “You want coffee?” to which she replied, “Sure”. “I half-heartedly chimed, opening Instagram. Jonathan had put up one of the Polaroids from the night before,” she stated.

Meanwhile, when Leder was approached by The Cut to comment on the assault accusations, he chose not to comment, citing the allegations “too tawdry and childish to respond to”. But he mentioned Ratajkowski’s nude and topless shoots that she has done in the years. “You do know who we are talking about right? This is the girl that was naked in Treats! magazine, and bounced around naked in the Robin Thicke video at that time. You really want someone to believe she was a victim?” the photographer added.

In 2016, Ratajkowski had accused Leder of publishing her nude pictures without her consent. At the time, the photographer was releasing a book that contained the pictures of Ratajkowski. She said: “My lawyer argued that Jonathan had no right to use the images beyond their agreed-upon usage. When I agreed to shoot with Jonathan, I had consented only for the photos to be printed in the magazine they were intended for.”

Not just that, Leder also posted some of her snaps on his Instagram account. “Some of the images were posted on Jonathan’s Instagram, and they were among the most revealing and vulgar Polaroids he had taken of me,” she added.

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After the piece written by Ratajkowski was published, many people took to Twitter. “Emily Ratajkowski is an incredible writer and Jonathan Leder is a piece of shit,” one person tweeted. Another commented, “Wait I had no idea that Jonathan Leder released that book of @emrata without her permission??? Is that true??” A third user added: “@saladbecky it’s a long read but please read this, it changed my prospective on everything”.



 



 



 

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