The controversy behind 2013’s “Blurred Lines” has gotten even deeper, adding sexual assault to the long list of issues. Emily Ratajkowski recently disclosed her alegedly being groped by Robin Thicke on the set of the music video. In her book, My Body, she said, “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”. Noting that she moved away from him, she didn’t cause a scene. “I didn’t react — not really, not like I should have.”
The video’s director has backed up Ratajkowski’s claims. Diane Martel told the New York Times that “I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. 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!’”
While the song was incredibly popular (it spent more than 6 months on the Billboard Hot 100), its commercial success has dwindled massively in recent years due to allegations of plagiarism, perpetuating rape culture, and more.