Emily Ratajkowski accuses photographer Jonathan Leder of sexual assault


September 15, 2020 | 1:54pm

Emily Ratajkowski has accused photographer Jonathan Leder of sexually assaulting her throughout a photograph shoot at his Catskills dwelling in 2012 — claims he strongly denies.

In a prolonged essay for NY magazine printed Tuesday, the 29-year-old mannequin and actress wrote that her then-agent had her journey to Leder’s upstate dwelling for an unpaid photograph shoot for {a magazine} known as Darius that required an in a single day keep.

Then an unknown 20-year-old mannequin, Ratajkowski writes that upon arriving at Leder’s dwelling, she was shocked to find she can be modeling lingerie. In an try to seem mature, she accepted the purple wine he provided her all through the night.

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

After being photographed in lingerie, Ratajkowski claims, Leder stated, “Let’s attempt bare now.”

“The second I dropped my garments, part of me disassociated,” she wrote. “I started to drift exterior of myself, watching as I climbed again onto the mattress. I arched my again and pursed my lips, fixating on the thought of how I would look by way of his digital camera lens. Its flash was so vibrant and I’d had a lot wine that big black spots had been increasing and floating in entrance of my eyes.”

Later, when the make-up artist who was current for the shoot went to mattress, Ratajkowski stated, she felt conscious however “very, very drunk.” She writes that she and Leder had been huddled below a blanket on the sofa when he began asking her about her boyfriends and watched as she rubbed her toes collectively to maintain them heat.

“He instructed me he favored ‘that foot factor you’re doing,’ and I keep in mind this second extra clearly than the rest,” she wrote. “I hate that Jonathan commented on one thing I’ve accomplished all through my life to consolation myself.”

“Most of what got here subsequent was a blur aside from the sensation. I don’t keep in mind kissing, however I do keep in mind his fingers all of the sudden being within me,” she claims. “More durable and tougher and pushing and pushing like nobody had touched me earlier than or has touched me since. I might really feel the form of myself and my ridges, and it actually, actually damage. I introduced my hand instinctively to his wrist and pulled his fingers out of me with drive. I didn’t say a phrase. He stood up abruptly and scurried silently into the darkness up the steps.”

Ratajkowski writes that she went to mattress and caught a practice dwelling the following morning.

Years later, the images Leder took had been printed in a ebook, though Ratajkowski claims Leder and Imperial Publishing had no proper to make use of the photographs. On the time, a lawyer despatched cease-and-desist letters to the ebook’s writer, Imperial Publishing, and an artwork gallery planning to carry an exhibition of the images.

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

“We’re all deeply disturbed to learn Ms. Ratajkowski’s newest (false) statements to NY Magazine in her endless seek for press and publicity,” the rep stated. “In fact Mr. Leder completely denies her outrageous allegations of being ‘assaulted.’ It’s grotesque and unhappy that she is so vindictive to lie in such a solution to the press routinely.”

Emily Ratajkowski
Emily RatajkowskiGetty Pictures

Ratajkowski steadfastly maintains that she didn’t even signal a launch for the images and neither did her agent. Leder claims there was a launch contract signed. Ratajkowski claims that, ultimately, her lawyer suggested her towards pursuing a lawsuit as a result of it could be “fruitless” and outrageously costly.

Leder’s rep, nevertheless, says, “She is aware of she has no authorized recourse to cease publication, so dangerous mouthing the photographer (once more) with salacious accusations appears to be her newfound reply.

“It’s a disgrace, as a result of the images are actually highly effective and they’re beloved by so lots of her followers.”

Web page Six was unable to get in contact with Darius journal.


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