Emily Ratzkowski, 29, wrote the essay Buying Myself Back. When does a model own her own image? (“Buying Herself Back. When Does a Model Own Her Own Photo?”), Which was published in New York Magazine. In it, the model told how at the beginning of her career she faced the harassment of American photographer Jonathan Leder.
In 2012, the celebrity took part in an unpaid photo shoot for Darius magazine at Leder's house, during which she posed both in her underwear and completely naked. Leder is known to often photograph naked stars. Ratzkowski writes that her agent sent her to Woodstock, New York, to Leder's home for the night - a common practice for filming that can last 8-10 hours.
According to the model, during the shooting, she drank red wine (which the photographer willingly added to her) to relax. Towards evening, the model felt drunk.
I froze and wrapped myself in a blanket. Jonathan sat next to me. His jeans touched my bare feet
Then the photographer started asking her about her boyfriend. Emily talked about dating for a long time and did not notice that she periodically brushed him with her feet.
I well remember how he said that he liked "this whole thing with a leg." I don't remember kissing, but I do remember how his fingers were suddenly inside me. He moved them so hard and abruptly, it felt like it was my first time. I instinctively brought my hand to his wrist and pulled his fingers away with force. I didn't say a word. He got up abruptly and ran into the darkness up the stairs,
- the model shared the events of that day.
Leder also used photographs taken at the time (some of which the model described as her "most incriminating photographs ever taken") in three issues of her photobook, and also presented erotic images at an exhibition that took place in New York in 2017 ...
Leder denies Ratajkowski's accusations against him.
We are deeply concerned about Ms. Ratajkowski's false statements in New York Magazine. She always wants attention and longs for fame. Of course, Mr. Leder completely denies her outrageous assault charges. It's ridiculous and sad that she is so vindictive as to constantly lie to the media.
- said the representative of the photographer.
In her essay, the star also quotes from the lawsuit brought against her by the paparazzi for using her own photo. Then she published a picture taken by the paparazzi in the story. Other stars faced the same cases, including Gigi Hadid and Khloe Kardashian.
Then Emily also remembered how her photo had leaked to the net.
Photos intended only for the person who loved me and with whom I felt safe. Those photos taken for a person whom I trusted and with whom I was close were surfed the Internet and discussed on online forums, people appreciated them,
- writes the star.
The blogger ledylisi4ka shared the first news.