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blurred morals Emily Ratajkowski's alleged sexual assault and other A-list scandals

The model recently accused singer Robin Thicke of sexually assaulting her during making of Blurred Lines


Robin Thike and Emily Ratajkowski

Robin Thike and Emily Ratajkowski

Robin Thike and Emily Ratajkowski

THEY famously twerked for Blurred Lines but model Emily Ratajkowski alleges she was sexually assaulted by singer Robin Thicke during the making of the video.

American Emily accuses the 44-year-old singer of groping her breasts during the shoot for the 2013 video, which includes the line 'I know you want it'.

Emily (30) shot the video alongside two other models, Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and rapper TI, using an all-female team.

But in her new book, the 30-year-old beauty - who was born in London to American parents, but spent her summers near Bantry in Co Cork - described an upsetting incident.

"Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger's hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke," she recalls.

"He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward; his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel's] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, "Are you OK?"

"I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body. I didn't react - not really, not like I should have."

Diane Martel told the Sunday Times that she recalled the alleged incident.

"I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts," she insists. "He was standing behind her as they were both in profile."

She adds: "Robin sheepishly apologised. As if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily."

Thicke has still to responded to the claim.

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But Emily and Thicke are not the first stars to be immersed in lurid allegations involving workplace contretemps.


Craig McLachlan (David Cheskin/PA)

Craig McLachlan (David Cheskin/PA)

Craig McLachlan (David Cheskin/PA)


Neighbours stars Craig McLachlan has been accused of several instances of sexual harassment during his career.

Former British television presenter Jeanne Downs is one of his accusers, alleging that the 56-year-old actor, who played Henry on the hit soap, groped her live on air while they were both filming a children's television show.

The alleged incident happened over 20 years ago.

"Partway through the show, we were all in mid-conversation live on air," recalls Jeanne.

"Suddenly, Craig forced his hand right under my bottom and pushed hard into my private middle area. I was wearing black leggings which were made of fairly thin material. The strong action of his hand under my bottom was very much felt intimately.

"It was only for a second or two and I almost let out a shriek, but I was on live TV and could not do or say anything - this is children's TV and I had millions of little kids watching me."

McLachlan was previously acquitted of seven indecent assault charges and six common assault charges by 10 others, including four female co-stars. They had claimed the assaults took place when they were all performing in The Rocky Horror Show.

The Aussie has consistently denied all allegations.


Movie producer Harvey Weinstein  (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)


Once one of Hollywood's top producers, Harvey Weinstein (69) is currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York for various sex crimes, and faces more charges in California.

Among his accusers was actress Rose McGowan, who says he orally raped her in a hotel at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, when she was 23 and had just appeared in Scream.

She later reached a $100,000 settlement with him - and says he offered her $1m for a further non-disclosure deal to stay silent. She declined and has been one of his most vocal accusers.

Others who accused Weinstein of sexually abusing or propositioning them include Ashley Judd, Annabella Sicora, Mira Sorvino, Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Darryl Hannah and Rosanna Arquette.


Ben Affleck (PA)

Ben Affleck (PA)

Ben Affleck (PA)


Actress Hillarie Burton claims Ben Affleck groped her in 2003 during an episode of Total Request Live when she was a host of the MTV show.

During the height of lurid allegations about Harvey Weinstein, Affleck referred to the producer's behaviour as "sick".

One fan took to Twitter, writing that Affleck should have "kept quiet", while another responded: "He also grabbed Hillarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though." Burton responded, tweeting "I didn't forget," and praised the fan for her acknowledgement of the incident.

She then tweeted a promotional video for TRL Uncensored in which she refers to an incident in which someone, presumably Affleck, "tweaks" her left breast, captioned, "Girls. I'm so impressed with you brave ones. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn't cry. Sending love."

The video also shows a clip of Affleck asking her how old she is - she was then aged 21, while Affleck was 31 at the time.


Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando


Bernardo Bertolucci's 1992 film Last Tango In Paris has a X-rating and that's primarily because of an infamous sex scene involving butter.

In the flick Marlon Brando's character, Paul, rapes actress Maria Schneider's character, Jeanne, using a stick of butter as lubricant.

But it later emerged that Maria was told nothing about this in advance and had the procedure, which was concocted by the director and Brando, unleashed on her without her consent during filming to get maximum shock value from her.

Schneider, who was just 19 at the time, said the scene wasn't in the original script, and that then 48-year-old Brando and Bertolucci had told her about it just before they began filming.

The controversial scene involved Brando putting a stick of butter where Schneider didn't expect it to go.

The late director later admitted Brando essentially committed rape, with his consent.

"I wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress," he said. "I wanted her to react humiliated. I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn't tell her."

The French actress admitted she was crying real tears during the scene.

"I felt humiliated and, to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon and Bertolucci," she said. "After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologise. Thankfully, there was just one take."


Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)


Basic Instinct had the first onscreen shot in a mainstream film of a vagina.

But Sharon Stone, who is seen uncrossing her legs in front of a group of men during an interrogation scene to reveal she is not wearing underwear, claims she was misled during the shoot.

Stone (63) has alleged she was coerced and misled into flashing to the camera for the 1992 film, but director Paul Verhoeven claims his memory is "radically different" to that of Stone's and that "she knew exactly what we were doing".

"I was so young and relatively inexperienced and I didn't understand all of the film's sexual content," she said. "I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can't force someone to do something that isn't in the script, but at the time, I didn't know that."

Stone claims she was told to remove her underwear for lighting purposes. She said it wasn't until she was invited to privately view the film that she was made aware of what was featured in the sequence, and that she slapped Verhoeven's face when she saw it and threatened legal action, but subsequently allowed the shot to be used.


Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser


Actor Brendan Fraser alleges he was groped by Philip Berk, the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which Berk denies.

The incident allegedly happened at a lunch. The Mummy star says when he went to shake hands with Berk he was instead grabbed by the buttocks.

"I felt ill. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry," he said afterwards.

Fraser (52) insists he was blacklisted after he went public with his allegations, but did not want to file criminal charges.

"I didn't want to contend with how that made me feel, or it becoming part of my narrative," he said.


Kevin Spacey REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Kevin Spacey REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Kevin Spacey REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo


Soon after the Harvey Weinstein crimes emerged, several men levelled accusations against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey,.

More than a dozen men came forward claiming they were either sexually harassed or assaulted by the actor, some when they were teenagers.

Actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old and performing in the Broadway play Precious Sons.

According to Rapp, Spacey made "a sexual advance" towards him while he was attending a party at Spacey's home.

Director Tony Montana was the second person to come forward with an allegation against Spacey (62).

Montana alleges that Spacey approached him in a bar in 2003, groped him, and said, "this designates ownership," as he did so.

"I had PTSD for six months after the incident," Montana said.

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