Emily Ratajkowski was assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder in 2012

Emily Ratajkowski was assaulted by photographer

Emily Ratajkowski was assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder in 2012 :Emily Ratajkowski has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a photographer throughout a nude shoot at his residence within the Catskills in May 2012. 

In a bit written for The Cut, the now-29-year-old mannequin recalled touring to Jonathan Leder’s residence to pose for an unpaid editorial shoot organized by her agent on the time – detailing how he photographed her each nude and in lingerie through the night, earlier than later assaulting her whereas they had been sitting collectively on his sofa.  

During the story, Ratajkowski – who was 20 on the time – recalled consuming copious quantities of pink wine through the shoot, and notes that she was ‘very, very drunk’ by the tip of the evening.

Speaking out: Emily Ratajkowski has revealed she was assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder throughout a nude shoot in 2012, when she was 20 years outdated 

Accused: Ratajkowski, now 29, says that she remembers Leder’s ‘fingers suddenly being inside of her’, recalling that it ‘really, really hurt’

‘I was cold, shivering, and huddled under a blanket,’ she wrote. ‘Jonathan and I were on his couch, and the rough texture of his jeans rubbed against my bare legs.’

Ratajkowski described how Leder started asking her about her ‘boyfriends’, and she or he says she ‘remembers talking a lot… about her dating history’, whereas ‘absentmindedly rubbing my feet against one another and against his for warmth’. 

‘He told me he liked “that foot thing you’re doing,” and I bear in mind this second extra clearly than anything,’ she writes. 

‘Most of what came next was a blur except for the feeling,’ Ratajkowski continues. ‘I don’t bear in mind kissing, however I do bear in mind his fingers abruptly being inside me. Harder and tougher and pushing and pushing like nobody had touched me earlier than or has touched me since. 

‘I could feel the shape of myself and my ridges, and it really, really hurt. I brought my hand instinctively to his wrist and pulled his fingers out of me with force. I didn’t say a phrase. He stood up abruptly and scurried silently into the darkness up the steps.’

When contacted by The Cut, Leder denied Ratajkowski’s allegations, telling the publication that they had been ‘too tawdry and childish to respond to’. 

Referring to nude and topless shoots that Ratajkowski has performed within the years since he labored together with her, Leder continued: ‘You do know who we are talking about right? This is the girl that was naked in Treats! magazine, and bounced around naked in the Robin Thicke video at that time. You really want someone to believe she was a victim?’

DailyMail.com has contacted a spokesperson for Leder for remark.  

After the incident on the sofa, Ratajkowski says she went to mattress within the room the place that they had began the shoot, recalling that she was ‘confused as to why Jonathan had left without a word and terrified that he would come back’.  

Rebuttal: Leder denied the allegations to The Cut, saying, ‘…She bounced around naked in the Robin Thicke video (pictured)… You really want someone to believe she was a victim?’

‘Later in the morning, I woke with a vicious hangover,’ she mentioned. ‘I dressed quickly in the clothes I’d been sporting the day earlier than and observed that my arms had been shaking. 

‘Downstairs, Jonathan was making coffee, and the makeup artist was already up and dressed and sitting hunched over a mug. Jonathan didn’t react a lot to my arrival. “You want coffee?” he requested. My temples pounded. “Sure,” I half-heartedly chimed, opening Instagram. Jonathan had put up one of many Polaroids from the evening earlier than.’ 

Although it’s the first time that Ratajkowski has made the assault allegations in opposition to Leder, she has beforehand addressed the shoot, talking out in 2016 when the photographer revealed he was printed a guide of the nude pictures he took of the mannequin and actress. 

At the time, Ratajkowski revealed that she had not given her consent for the pictures to be printed wherever aside from the journal they had been initially taken for, and she or he slammed Leder’s guide as a ‘violation’ in a sequence of tweets.  

In her article for The Cut – throughout which she addresses what it means for a mannequin to ‘own their own image’ – Ratajkowski remembers the second she discovered the guide was being printed, and her determined try to forestall it from being launched. 

She says that she solely discovered of Leder’s plans to launch the tome when she was contacted by a ‘well-known magazine asking if they could help promote my new book of photographs’.  

Ratajkowski searched on-line for particulars of the guide and found that Leder was publishing a tome – merely known as ‘Emily Ratajkowski’ – stuffed with the Polaroid pictures he took through the 2012 shoot for $80. 

‘Some of the images were posted on Jonathan’s Instagram, they usually had been among the many most revealing and vulgar Polaroids he had taken of me,’ she mentioned. 

The mannequin says she was ‘livid and frantic’ at studying of the guide’s publication – and afraid of what it might do to her repute as an actress, explaining that she had been warned to ‘shy away from being “sexy” in order to be taken seriously’. 

Controversy: In 2016, Leder printed a guide of nude pictures of Ratajkowski that had been taken through the shoot with out her consent, which the mannequin and actress slammed as a ‘violation’

Follow up: Leder has since printed a number of variations of the guide, together with a particular linen-bound version (left) that was launched in 2019

Publication: The photographer has continued to share pictures from the shoot on his Instagram account (pictured), with the latest picture (high left) shared in December 2019

Ratajkowski contacted her lawyer, who despatched a cease-and-desist letter to Leder and the gallery that was planning to exhibit his pictures of her to coincide with the discharge of the guide. 

‘My lawyer argued that Jonathan had no right to use the images beyond their agreed-upon usage,’ she mentioned. ‘When I agreed to shoot with Jonathan, I had consented only for the photos to be printed in the magazine they were intended for.’ 

However, the gallery went to the New York Times with a signed mannequin launch that it mentioned gave Leder the rights to publish the pictures in no matter capability he noticed match. 

Ratajkowski maintains that she didn’t ever signal a launch, and her agent – who now not works within the trade – additionally insists she didn’t signal something on the mannequin’s behalf.    

The mannequin – who was additionally amongst a variety of feminine stars who had been hacked and had their nude pictures printed on controversial web site 4chan – says the concept of Leder having free reign over the pictures left her ‘terrified’, significantly due to what that meant for all the ‘other thousands, maybe millions’ of pictures that she had posed for throughout her profession. 

But regardless of her lawyer’s insistence that the signed mannequin launch ‘must have been forged’, Ratajkowski was suggested that pursuing a lawsuit in opposition to Leder and the gallery that ultimately exhibited his work, can be ‘fruitless’, and extremely pricey – which she says, she couldn’t afford. 

‘The problem with justice, or even the pursuit of justice, in the U.S. is that it costs. A lot,’ she defined. 

‘For the four days of letters and calls for which I had enlisted my lawyer’s companies, I’d racked up a invoice of almost $8,000. And whereas I did have fame, I didn’t have the type of cash I’d instructed Jonathan I hoped to have sooner or later. 

‘I’d heard from mates that Jonathan was a wealthy child who had by no means wanted a paycheck in his life. My dad was a high-school instructor; my mother was an English instructor. I had nobody in my life to swoop in and assist cowl the prices.’  

Upset: Ratajkowski remembers her determined makes an attempt to cease Leder from publishing his guide, revealing she was instructed by her lawyer that ‘pursuing [a] lawsuit… would be fruitless’

Fear: When the guide was launched, Ratajkowski (pictured in Gone Girl) was forging a profession as an actress, and says she was afraid of what the guide would possibly do to her repute within the trade

She was additionally knowledgeable {that a} profitable lawsuit wouldn’t essentially forestall the publication of the books, however solely give her the chance to attempt to declare a few of the income from their sale.  

Leder has since printed a number of editions of the guide by his personal firm, Imperial Publishing, whereas additionally sharing a number of ‘unseen’ Polaroids of Ratajkowski on his Instagram account – which was made personal as this text was printed. 

In February 2017, the photographer did an interview with Highsnobiety wherein he shared particulars from his shoot with Ratajkowski, describing her as being ‘one of the most comfortable models he had ever worked with in terms of her body’. 

‘She was neither shy nor self-conscious in any way,’ he instructed the net publication. ‘To say she enjoyed being naked is an understatement. I don’t know if it empowered her, or she loved the eye, however I can say, out of the 100 or so Polaroids we shot these two nights, solely in a handful does she have garments on.’

Leder remembers the expertise as a ‘great shoot’, including that they ‘had a great time, good conversation, and worked late into the night’. 

Also Read: Chris Evans response to his nude photo on social media.


Rishabh Narula

I'm a Professional writer with experience of more than 2 years. I like to get updated with the latest trending topics worldwide.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *