In a column written for The Cut of “New York Magazine”, Emily Ratajkowski accused a photographer, Jonathan Leder, of having sexually assaulted her during a shoot in 2012.
Emily Ratajkowski speaks out to denounce a sexual assault she allegedly suffered. In a column published on September 15, 2020, for the site The Cut of “New York Magazine”, the 29-year-old model accuses photographer Jonathan Leder. The facts would have occurred in 2012 during a shoot organized at the home of the artist in the Catskills, north of New York. Emily Ratajkowski was then 20 years old.
In her testimony, the top explained that she was still at the beginning of her career and that she was increasing the number of shootings for her portfolio. Her agent, a woman with whom she had already worked for two years, had given her directions to go to Jonathan Leder, explaining that she would be staying overnight at the photographer’s home and that the photographer would bear the cost. transports. The photos, nude or in lingerie, were planned to appear in a magazine, “Darius”. “I had been photographed naked a few times before, always by men. Many photographers and agents have told me that my body is one of the things that makes me stand out among my peers. My body was like a superpower. Yet the second I dropped my clothes, a part of me fell apart. I started to float outside of me… ”she writes.
“My body was sore”
Emily Ratajkowski explains that she was initially “relieved” when she discovered in Jonathan Leder the presence of a makeup artist who remained with them during the first hours. She finally withdrew late in the evening to go to sleep. She recounts an evening of work where glasses of red wine are linked. “I had no idea what time the makeup artist announced she was going to bed. (…) I was angry with her for leaving, but I didn’t want to admit to myself that her presence had made a difference. I can handle it on my own, I thought. (…) I felt wide awake, although very, very drunk. The next thing I remember is being in the dark. The yellow lights were out and I was cold, shaking, and huddled under a blanket. Jonathan and I were on his lounge chair, and the unpleasant surface of his pants scoured against my uncovered legs. (…) What happened next is unclear, except for what I felt. I don’t remember any of us kissing, but I remember his fingers suddenly inside me. (…) It hurt. I instinctively brought my hand to his wrist and pulled his fingers away from me forcefully. I didn’t say a word. He stood up abruptly and rushed silently into the darkness up the stairs. (…) My body was sore and fragile, and I kept stroking parts of myself with the back of my hand – my arms, my stomach, my hips – maybe to calm myself (. ..). A severe headache started hitting my temples and my mouth was so dry I could barely close it. I stood up cautiously, pressing my bare feet to the floor. I walked up the wooden stairs and into the room where we had shot at the start of the night, then I lay down on the thin, flowery sheets. I shivered uncontrollably.I was both confounded concerning why Jonathan had left without a word and alarmed that he would return, “she composed. The following day, Emily Ratajkowski says she scarcely got a word from Jonathan Leder, who just offered her espresso. She at that point left to re-visitation of New York. “It wasn’t until I sat on the bus heading to town that I realized Jonathan had not reimbursed me for the rides,” she added.
“That’s the bouncing kid revealed in the Robin Thicke music video and you see she’s a problem?”
“Long later, Jonathan Leder transmitted the photographs he had taken of Emily Ratajkowski in a book. She insists she never considered doing that, she conceded, sifting through him for the photos. For legitimate reasons, she continued to lose in her case victory. Jonathan Leder even appropriated a few unique books, including photos of her. In her column, Emily Ratajkowski spoke of a wild reaction from Jonathan Leder. “(Precisely when the correspondent I worked with on this story showed Jonathan to verify the authentic evidence of what happened that night after the shoot, he revealed to him that my accusations were” excessively remote and surprising to answer it. ”He included:“ You understand who we are discussing, right? This is the teenager who (…) undressed in the Robin Thicke video in relative time. You need this. Does anyone recognize that she was a misfortune? ”He said clearly.
Jonathan Leder on Tuesday denied the accusations by Emily Ratajkowski. “As a general rule, we are essentially upset to get Ms. Ratajkowski’s most recent (false) statements to NY Mag in her fiery press and presentation assignment. Mr. Leder denies his exaggerated “attack” claims. It’s strange and sad that she is so threatened by reliably lying to the press as a result. She understands that she has no real procedure to prevent her from posting her photos, so (once again) talking gravely about the photo taker with sticky cases seems like her new answer. shame, considering how the photographs are phenomenal and adored by different people of her fans, ”it was said.