Emily Ratajkowski accuses photographer of sexual assault

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

In a lengthy essay for NY magazine posted Tuesday, the 29-year-outdated design and actress wrote that her then-agent experienced her travel to Leder’s upstate house for an unpaid photo shoot for a magazine called Darius that essential an overnight stay.

Then an unfamiliar twenty-year-outdated design, Ratajkowski writes that on arriving at Leder’s house, she was astonished to find she would be modeling lingerie. In an endeavor to look experienced, she recognized the purple wine he presented her throughout the night.

“I’d been taught that it was vital to generate a name as hardworking and easygoing,” she wrote. “‘You under no circumstances know who they’ll be taking pictures with subsequent!’ my agent would remind me.”

After getting photographed in lingerie, Ratajkowski claims, Leder reported, “Let’s test bare now.”

“The 2nd I dropped my outfits, a section of me disassociated,” she wrote. “I started to float exterior of myself, observing as I climbed back again on to the mattress. I arched my back again and pursed my lips, fixating on the idea of how I may possibly glimpse by his digital camera lens. Its flash was so bright and I’d experienced so significantly wine that giant black spots were being growing and floating in entrance of my eyes.”

Later, when the make-up artist who was present for the shoot went to mattress, Ratajkowski reported, she felt extensive awake but “very, quite drunk.” She writes that she and Leder were being huddled beneath a blanket on the couch when he commenced asking her about her boyfriends and viewed as she rubbed her toes jointly to maintain them warm.

“He instructed me he appreciated ‘that foot thing you’re executing,’ and I try to remember this moment much more clearly than anything else,” she wrote. “I hate that Jonathan commented on some thing I have done throughout my everyday living to consolation myself.”

“Most of what came subsequent was a blur apart from for the emotion. I really don’t try to remember kissing, but I do try to remember his fingers abruptly getting inside of me,” she claims. “Harder and tougher and pushing and pushing like no one particular experienced touched me just before or has touched me considering the fact that. I could come to feel the shape of myself and my ridges, and it truly, truly damage. 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 writes that she went to mattress and caught a prepare house the subsequent early morning.

Several years later on, the pics Leder took were being posted in a book, although Ratajkowski claims Leder and Imperial Publishing experienced no ideal to use the illustrations or photos. At the time, a attorney sent cease-and-desist letters to the book’s publisher, Imperial Publishing, and an art gallery planning to keep an exhibition of the pics.

A rep for Imperial Publishing, which represents Leder, emphatically denied Ratajkowski’s claims to Website page 6 on Tuesday.

“We are all deeply disturbed to browse Ms. Ratajkowski’s newest (false) statements to NY Magazine in her under no circumstances-ending search for press and publicity,” the rep reported. “Of course Mr. Leder thoroughly denies her outrageous allegations of getting ‘assaulted.’ It is grotesque and unfortunate that she is so vindictive to lie in such a way to the press routinely.”

Emily Ratajkowski
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Ratajkowski steadfastly maintains that she didn’t even sign a release for the pics and neither did her agent. Leder claims there was a release agreement signed. Ratajkowski claims that, in the close, her attorney suggested her towards pursuing a lawsuit mainly because it would be “fruitless” and outrageously highly-priced.

Leder’s rep, however, says, “She understands she has no authorized recourse to quit publication, so terrible mouthing the photographer (again) with salacious accusations appears to be to be her newfound respond to.

“It is a shame, mainly because the pics are truly strong and they are beloved by so a lot of of her supporters.”

Website page 6 was not able to get in contact with Darius magazine.