Emily Ratajkowski accuses photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her during a photo shoot at her home in the Catskills area of New York in 2012.
The model and social media influencer made the allegations in an essay for New York magazine, in which she claimed that Leder forced her to pose naked for the recording and provided her with red wine when she was 20 years old and a future model.
Ratajkowski, now 29, said the unpaid photo session for Darius magazine required an overnight stay, and she was surprised when she became aware that the session would require her to model underwear.
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“I was taught that it was important to have a reputation as hardworking and relaxed,” she opened in the letter. “‘You never know who to shoot with next!’ my agent would remind me of that. ”
Ratajkowski claimed that the Leader suggested that they “try naked now” before continuing with the session.
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“The second I dropped my clothes off, part of me became separated,” she wrote. “I started to float outside myself and watched as I climbed back on the bed. I arched my back and bent my lips and got stuck on the idea of how I could look through his camera lenses. Its flash was so bright and I had had so much wine that giant black spots expanded and floated in front of my eyes. ”
Fox News was unable to contact Darius magazine.
The London-born actress said there was also a makeup artist in the residence who was present for the photo shoot. She said things took a turn when the artist called it a night and went to bed, leaving Ratajkowski and Leder alone as they got hot under a blanket.
It was then that she said she felt “very, very drunk” even though she was completely awake, and the Leader allegedly began to inquire about his girlfriends.
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“He told me he liked ‘the foot thing you do’ and I remember this moment more clearly than anything else,” she wrote, recalling rubbing her feet together in an attempt to keep warm. “I hate that Jonathan commented on anything I’ve done all my life to comfort myself.”
She continued: “Most of what came next time was a blur apart from the feeling. I do not remember that I kissed, but I do remember that his fingers were suddenly inside me, “claims Ratajkowski. “Harder and harder and push and push that no one had touched me before or has touched me since. I could feel the shape of myself and my combs, and it really, really hurt. I instinctively brought my hand to his wrist and pulled my fingers out of me with force. I did not say a word. He got up abruptly and screamed quietly into the darkness up the stairs. ”
In the long report, Ratajkowski writes that she slept and jumped on a train home the very next morning.
The photos taken by Ratajkowski that night were later published in a book that Ratajkowski claims that Leder and his publisher, Imperial Publishing – which represents Leder – had no right to use. A lawyer for Ratajkowski sent ceasefire letters to the Imperial and an art gallery planning to hold an exhibition of her paintings.
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In a statement to Fox News on Tuesday, a representative of Imperial Publishing called the move “a scary tactic for bullying,” Leader said, “completely denies it. [Ratajkowski’s] outrageous insulting accusations of being ‘attacked’ “and calling the model’s statements to New York Magazine” false. “
“While we understand that Mrs. Ratajkowski no longer feels that the images represent her in the way she would like and is likely detrimental to her career as an actress and celebrity, yet her recent accusations are based on fiction and not in reality,” and the facts must matter, ”reads the statement, which was accompanied by a letter from Imperial Publishing to Ratajowski’s lawyer in 2016.
“It is grotesque and sad that she is so vindictive about the publication of photos to lie in such a way to the press,” the statement claims, adding that the publication had “any legal right” to publish the stack of images.
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“Mr Leder and I have been discussing this recording over the years, and we believe in the work and know that it is very popular with Emily’s fans. It is unfortunate that Mrs Ratajkowski has been in conflict with it ever since her career as an actress took. fart. ”
Rep. For the publisher further said that Ratajkowski “has no legal option to stop the publication” and “bad mouth to the photographer (again) with false and baseless, unfounded accusations seems to be her newfound answer.”
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“It’s a shame because the pictures are really powerful and they are loved by so many of her fans.”
A rep for Ratajkowski did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.