Emily Ratajkowski accuses photographer of sexual assault

Emily Ratajkowski has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her in the course of a photo shoot at his Catskills house in 2012 — statements he strongly denies.

In a prolonged essay for NY mag posted Tuesday, the 29-year-aged product and actress wrote that her then-agent had her journey to Leder’s upstate house for an unpaid photo shoot for a magazine called Darius that essential an right away continue to be.

Then an unfamiliar 20-year-aged product, Ratajkowski writes that on arriving at Leder’s house, she was surprised to discover she would be modeling lingerie. In an attempt to show up experienced, she accepted the purple wine he made available her throughout the evening.

“I’d been taught that it was critical to gain a status as hardworking and easygoing,” she wrote. “‘You by no means know who they’ll be capturing with next!’ my agent would remind me.”

Following getting photographed in lingerie, Ratajkowski statements, Leder reported, “Let’s check out naked now.”

“The next I dropped my clothing, a component of me disassociated,” she wrote. “I started to float exterior of myself, viewing as I climbed back again onto the mattress. I arched my back again and pursed my lips, fixating on the idea of how I could possibly appear as a result of his digicam lens. Its flash was so dazzling and I’d had so substantially wine that big black spots ended up expanding and floating in entrance of my eyes.”

Later, when the makeup artist who was present for the shoot went to mattress, Ratajkowski reported, she felt large awake but “very, really drunk.” She writes that she and Leder ended up huddled below a blanket on the sofa when he started off asking her about her boyfriends and watched as she rubbed her feet jointly to retain them heat.

“He informed me he preferred ‘that foot thing you’re undertaking,’ and I keep in mind this moment a lot more plainly than everything else,” she wrote. “I hate that Jonathan commented on one thing I have finished throughout my lifetime to comfort and ease myself.”

“Most of what came next was a blur apart from for the feeling. I don’t keep in mind kissing, but I do keep in mind his fingers suddenly getting inside of of me,” she statements. “Harder and more challenging and pushing and pushing like no one particular had touched me right before or has touched me since. I could really feel the shape of myself and my ridges, and it truly, truly hurt. I brought my hand instinctively to his wrist and pulled his fingers out of me with power. I did not say a term. He stood up abruptly and scurried silently into the darkness up the stairs.”

Ratajkowski writes that she went to mattress and caught a practice house the next early morning.

A long time later on, the photos Leder took ended up posted in a ebook, although Ratajkowski statements Leder and Imperial Publishing had no suitable to use the photographs. At the time, a lawyer sent cease-and-desist letters to the book’s publisher, Imperial Publishing, and an artwork gallery scheduling to keep an exhibition of the photos.

A rep for Imperial Publishing, which signifies Leder, emphatically denied Ratajkowski’s statements to Web site Six on Tuesday.

“We are all deeply disturbed to browse Ms. Ratajkowski’s hottest (fake) statements to NY Magazine in her by no means-ending research for push and publicity,” the rep reported. “Of program Mr. Leder absolutely denies her outrageous allegations of getting ‘assaulted.’ It is grotesque and unfortunate that she is so vindictive to lie in this sort of a way to the push routinely.”

Emily Ratajkowski
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Ratajkowski steadfastly maintains that she did not even indicator a launch for the photos and neither did her agent. Leder statements there was a launch agreement signed. Ratajkowski statements that, in the close, her attorney suggested her towards pursuing a lawsuit since it would be “fruitless” and outrageously costly.

Leder’s rep, even so, suggests, “She is familiar with she has no authorized recourse to cease publication, so undesirable mouthing the photographer (yet again) with salacious accusations appears to be her newfound response.

“It is a shame, since the photos are truly strong and they are beloved by so many of her admirers.”

Web site Six was not able to get in contact with Darius magazine.